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April 20, 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCII 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, April 20, 1903 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of th( 
City of Chicago, April 30, 1903. 



Frese?tt—m& Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Cougblin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, 
Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Weruo, 
Herrmann, Bhemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Batler, Con- 
nery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race and Hunter. 

AbseiU— Aid. Kunz and Palmer. 

Aid. Eidmann moved to correct the minutes 



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of the regular meeting held April 9, 1^( 
follows : 

Page 2886, Section I, strike out in line 2, 
before the word hereby, the word "is," ar-i 
insert in lieu thereof the word "are." 

Page 2887, line 56, prefix the word and 
figure "Section 6" before the word "The." 

Page 2888,Section 6, line 67, insert after the 
word "the" the following words and figures: 
"Said poles and supports shall be placed on 
an average of not less than one hundred and 
fifteen feet (115 ft.) apart except at the inter-" 

Page 2889, Section 12, line 22, prefix the 
letter "t" before the word "he." 

Page 2889, section 13, line 7, strike out 
after the word hereof the "comma (,)" and 
insert in lieu thereof "period T)".. 

The motion prevailed. ' ' ■ • 

I Aid. Jackson moved that "the 'minute's of 



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the regular meeting held April 9, 1903, as , 
corrected, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. ' 

Aid. Jones moved to reconsider the vote by 
which an order permitting the Rev. Geo. J. 
Blatter to finish a front addition to parish 
hall at 9lst street and Exchange avenae was 
passed, April 9, 1903. page 2873. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved the reference of the 
order to the Cjmaiittee on fetreeis and Al- 
leys, 8. D. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the roll of the 
new Council be called and that the newly 
elected Aldermen be requested to take their 
seats. 

So ordered. 

The Clerk proceeded to call the roll a..d 
t lere were present Aid. Coughlin, Kenua, 
Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, Foreman, Siuckart, 
Diiley, Sloan, Roouey, Mavor, Young, Snow, 
Bernett, Jones, Moynihan, Fick, i'reib, 
Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, 
Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, 
Bt3ilfuss, Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sltts, Conlon, Brenuan, Powers, Moran, 
Fmn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
•--•atin, WillisLpn, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
•tier, Leachmaii, Raymer, Larson, Carey, 
Wendliug, Bradley, Burns, O'Couuell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter and Race. 

Absent— Aid. Kunz and Palmer. 



CBWMUNICATlOiS FROM THE NIAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 



ALSO, 

The following veto niessage : 

Mayor's Office, ; 

April 20th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, a repealing order passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last meeting, re- 
pealing two certain ordinances relating to 
the construction and elevation of certain 
tracks extending from Mayfair westerly to 
the city limits, for the reasons given in the 
attached comniunicatioa, and would respect- 
fully recommend its reference to your Com- 
mittee on Judiciary for investigation and 
recommendation. 

Respectfully. 

Carter H. H.\urison, 

Mayor. 



\ 



' His Honor; the Mayor, submitted his report 
'Of .'.\3ie&£xs fvom tbeHouso of Correction for 
•the'v*^eek;ohdinu-, April 1^,0 993, which was 

L Placed on file. 



Cuic.\GO Terminal Tkansfeu R. R. Co. 

Law DEl'AKT.NtENT. 

Chicago, April 18th, 1903 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor , City Hall, 
City: 

Dear SiR-On the 2d day of December, 
1902. the City Council passed an ordinance 
pretending to repeal an ordinance passed 
July Ifith. 1900, and another ordinance passed 
September 24, 1900, both relating to the con- 
struction and elevation of certain tracks ex- 
tending from Mayfair westerly to the city 
limits. That repealing ordinance did not, 
however, repeal another ordinance passed 
September 24th, 1900, which gave this com- 
pany the right to lay down, maintain and 
operate at grade until a certain period a rail- 
road track or tracks on the line mentioned in 
the ordinance of July l(Jth. 1900. The passage 
of that repealing ordinance did not come to 
my knowledge until after the time when it 
became a law by operation of the charter, but 
I then went to you when 1 did discover it and 
called your attention to the fact that it had 
not repealed the ordinance allowing the tracks 
to be laid and maintained at grade, and I was 
referred by you to the Corporation Counsel's 
office, where I met one of the assistants to 
the Corporation Counsel, and at the same 
time met Mr. Keeney, then an Alderman, 
who had secured the passage of the ordinance 
and who had but then just discovered that 
the ordinance granting the right to lay down 



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and operate at grade was not repealed, who 
was then ia the Corporation Counsel's office 
to consult the assistant as to what action the 
City Council should take. I explained 
to the assistant and to the Alderman the 
condition of affairs relative to this track 
and received positive assurance that any 
ordinance effecting- the situation which 
should be thereafter presented would be re- 
ferred to the Judiciary Committee and that I 
would haye an opportunity of being heard 
before that Committee. In violation of that 
agreement Aid. Keeney taht same night pre- 
sented an ordinance repealing the ordinance 
permitting this company to lay down and op- 
erate at grade and secured its passage that 
night without reference. I again applied to 
you hy written communication asking you to 
veto that last mentioned ordinance which. 
was passed December 22d, 1902, and asking 
that it be reconsidered and referred to the 
Judiciary Committee, but you declined to 
take such action, however promising to refer 
my communication to the City Council, with 
the request that it and the whole subject mat- 
ter be referred to the Judiciary Committee. 
You did all that you had promised me you 
would do and the matter was referred to the 
Judiciary Committee^ where it was taken up 
and referred to a subcommittee of Aid. 
Keeney, "Williston end another whose name 
I do not now recall, and upon a meeting of 
that sub-committee I appeared betore it and 
explained the situation, and as I understood 
quite to the satistaction of the three mem- 
bers. The Chairman of the sub-committee 
(Mr. Keeney), however, stated that the com- 
mittee would adjourn subject to his call, and 
that upon its meeting again I would be noti- 
fied so that I could further present the posi- 
tion of the railroad company. Some little 
time after that I met Aid. Keeney, who 
asked me when I would like to have the sub- 
committee reconvene, and told me that he 
was busy himself and was in no hurry to 
take the matter up, and it was so.left indefi- 
nitely. I afterward met Aid. Williston, 
and he told me that the sub-committe 
had not been called together again and 
that he would be willing to meet with the 
other members at any time a meeting should 
be called. Again a few days before the 
charter election I met Alderman Keeney and 
he told me that if I so desired the sub-com- 
mittee would not meet until after election, 
and as I was very busy at the time I assented 
to that arrangement. 



As I understand, the sub-committee never 
held its second meeting and never made a 
report t© the Judiciary Committee, nor has 
the Judiciary Committee ever reported on 
the matters submitted to it by the Council, 

At the meeting on April 9th, 1903, as reported 
on page 2883 of the Council Proceedings, it 
appears that Alderman Butler, for Alder- 
man Keeney, who was absent, presented an 
order which ignores the reference of the 
matter to the Judiciary Committee and directs 
the Commissioner of Public Works to at once 
cause the removal of the tracks mentioned in 
the several ordinances above referred to. This 
order was passed without reference. 

On behalf of this company, I respectfully 
request your Honor to veto the order passed 
•April 9th, 190 J, on the ground that the sub- 
ject matter was referred to the Judiciary 
Committee and that that committee has not 
acted on that reference. 

I believe that your Honor will consider it 
only fair to this company that it be given a 
hearing before the Judiciary Committee in 
this matter. The track referred to was laid 
down in good faith and at a great expense. 
This company has diligently sought for busi 
ness to be transacted over the line and ha 
utterly failed in securing any. No industries 
have been established along the line, nc 
traffic contracts have been made with the 
railroads with which it was expected to con- 
nect, although every effort has been m^l 
to secure such contracts, and by reason 
of the premises the track has never 
been put to use. The officers of this 
company believed and believe that the track 
laid at grade and securely and properly pro- 
tected and not operated is less of an encum- 
brance to the streets than if subways were 
constructed and the tracks elevated over the 
streets, and do not believe that any reasona- 
ble person would require the expenditure of 
such sums as would be necessary to elevate 
these tracks until there should be some need 
for elevating them, that is when operaiiion 
should make the crossings dangerous to 
travel. 

Very respectfully, 

Jesse B. Barton, 

Geiieral Attor?tey. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 



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Teto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following veto message: 

Match's Office, ) 
April kOth, 1903. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting directing the 
Commissioner of Public Worl<s to hive the 
water main extended in 36th street so as to 
mal<e a connection with bouse No. 2228, 
owned by Mrs. Emma A. Danielson, for the 
reason that matters of this character should 
first be referred to appropriate Committees. 
I would, therefore, suggest the reference of 
this order to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South, for investigation and recom- 
mendation. 

Respectfully, 

Cauteu H. Haukison, 

JIayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be re 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayok's Office, I 

April 20, 1903. f 

To the IToHorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting author- 
izing the Calumet Electric Street Railway 
Company to construct and operate a single 
street railway track with the necessary turn- 



outs, side tracks and switches on 103d street, 
between Michigan' and Vincennes avenues, 
for the reasons given in the accompanying 
communication from the Superintendent of 
Streets. I would respectfully suggest a re- 
consideration of the vote by which this ordi- 
nance was passed and its reference to your 
Committee on Judiciary for investigation 
and reco:umendation. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

"* Jfayur. 



Department of Public Works, * 
Chicago, April 17, 1903. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicaj>>: 

Dear Sir— On page 2SS6 of Council Pro- 
ceedings of April 9. 1903, I find an ordinance 
authorizing the Calumet Electric Street Rail- 
way Company to construct and operate a 
i^ingle street railway track, with the neces- 
sary turn-outs, side tracks and switches, on 
103d street, between Michigan and Vincennes 
avenues. 1 desire to call your attention to 
ordinance passed the 11th day of November, 
1895, wherein .'Stipulation was made by the 
said Calumet Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany under the provisions of their ordinance 
to pay the following- 

The sum of one thousand (*1. 000.00) dol- 
lars on the first day of December, A. D. 1895, 
and a like sum on the first day of December 
of each and every year thereafter for the pe- 
riod of five (5) years, to-wit: until five pay- 
ments of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars 
each have been made. 

The sum of two thousand ($2,000.00) dol- 
lars on the first day of December. A. D. 1900, 
and a like sum on the first day of December 
of each and every year thereafter for the pe- 
riod of five (5) years, to wit: until five pay- 
ments of two thousand ($3,000.00) dollars 
each have been made. 

The sum of three thousand ($3,000.00) dol- 
lars on the first day of December, A. D. 1905. 
and a like sum on the first day of December 
of each and every year thereafter for the i)e- 
riod of five (5) years,- to-wit • until five pay- 
ments of three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars 
each have been made. 

The sum of four thousand ($4,000.00) dol- 
lars on the first day of December, A. D. 1910, 
and a like sum on the first day of December 



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of each and every year thereafter for the pe- 
ripd of five (5) years, to-wit: until five pay- 
ments of four thousand (-14,000.00) dollars 
each have been made. 

The Comptroller informs me no payments 
have been made as provided by their ordi- 
nance, and I would sugg-est that the ordinance 
of April 9, 1903, be vetoed. 

Yours truly, 

M. J. DOHERTT, 

Superintendent of Streets. 

Aid. Jones moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 



The folio 



wing veto message: 



Mayor's Office, 
April 20th, 1903. 



To the Honorable, the City Coixncil: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, wi'thout 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to the Chase Electric Company to 
erect one double face projecting sign, size 
4X feet by IQ^ feet, corner of Washington 
and Franklin streets, for the reason that the 
said sign is larger than permitted by the 
regulations adopted by the Department of 
Electricity. 

Kespectfully, 

Carter H, Harrison, 
Jlayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of, His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



ALSO, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

April 20th, 1903. f 

To the' Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting "directing" 
the Board of Local Improveraonts to place 
on file an order for an ordinance for paving 
Deming street, from Kimball avenue to 
Central Park avenue, for the reason that un- 
der the statute of 190L creating the Board of 
Local Imj rovements the Board is not subject 
to the orders of the City Council. I would 
therefore suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed and its 
repassage be amending same so as to read as 
follows: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provemenis be and they are hereby requested 
to place on file an order for an ordinance for 
paving Deming street, from Kimball avenue 
to Central Park avenue, as protesting peti- 
tion, hereto attached, is signed by the owners 
of all the property but one fronting on said 
street. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor 



Mayor's Office, | 

, April 20th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, "directing" the 
Board of Local Improvements to rescind their 
order for macadam pavement and proceed 
with the improvement of said street between 
said points by putting brick on a slag founda- 
tion in accordance with wish of property 
owners, for the reason that under the statute 
of 1901 creating the Board of Local Improve- 
ments the Board is not subject to the orders 
of the City Council. I would therefore sug- 
gest a reconsideration of the vote by which 
the order was passed and its repassage by 
amending same so as to read as follows: 

'^Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 
rescind their order for macadam pavement 



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and proceed with the improvement of said 
street between said points by putting brick 
on a slag foundation in accordance with. the 
wish of property owners." 

Respectfully, 

Carrier H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the 
veto messages of His Honor, ttie Mayor, 
were passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the orders be 
amended in accordance with the veto messages 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the or- 
ders as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the orders as passed: 

Ordered^ That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 
place on file an order for an ordinance for 
paving Deming street, from Kimball avenue 
to Central Park avenue, as protesting Ifteti- 
tioD, hereto attached, is signed by the own- 
ers of all the property but one. fronting on 
said street. 

Ordered., That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 
rescind their order for macadam pavement 
and proceed with the improvement of said 
street between said points by putting brick 
on a slag foundation in accordance with the 
wish of property owners. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 
April 20, 1903. ( 

To the IIo?torable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting 
authorizing the Woodlawn Park Telephone 
Company to construct, maintain and operate 
a telephone exchange system in that part of 
Chicago bounded on the east by Jackson 



Park and Lake Michigan, on the north by 
57th street and Jackson Park, on the south 
by 71st street, and on the west by the Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern Railway for 
the reason that there are now two telephone 
companies operating in -that district, viz.; 
The Chicago Telephone Company and the 
United Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
and it is probable that the Illinois Telegraph 
and Telephone Company will, before long, 
have a telephone exchange in the same dis- 
trict. To have another telephone company in 
addition to the two there now and the third 
lil<ely to come, would result in creating con- 
fusion and unnecessary complications with- 
out conferring any benefit whatever upon the 
residents of the locality in question. I would 
suggest the reference of this ordinance to 
your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light for further consideration. 

Yours truly. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

3fayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Wayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance 
be referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 

The motion ijrevailed. 



ALSO. 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office. 1 
April 20th, 1903. \ 

To t?i« Ifo7U)rabIe, the City Council of. the City 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable BoJy at its last meeting authoriz- 
ing the owners of the Fort Dearborn Build- 
ing to construct, maintain and operate elec- 
trical conductors on the west side of South 
Clark street, from Monroe street to the first 
alley south, for the reason that the ordinance 
does not run to any particular person or cor- 
poration. The phrase "owners of the Fort 
Dearborn Building" is too indefinite. There 
is no person on the faca of the ordinance 



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upon whom the responsibility rests for fol- 
lowing its terms and conditions. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
April 20tb, 1903. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Council- 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without my 
approval, an order passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last meeting granting permission 
to S. E. Gross to lay five-foot cement walk on 
the west side of California avenue, between 
35th and 36th streets, and on the east side of 
Mozart street, between 85th and 36th streets, 
and on the south side of 35th street, between 
California avenue and Moz irt street, for the 
reason that the same does not comply with 
city specifications which provides for a fix- 
foot walk, and for the further reason that 
said order fails to provide for the filing of a 
$5,000 bond. I would suggest a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which the order was 
passed and its repassage by amending same 
so as to provide for a ''six" instead of a five- 
foot walk and the filing of a bond in the sum 
of 15,000. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Sloan moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
cjnessage of' His Ho:.or, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sloan moved that the order be 



amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sloan moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

. The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to S. E. Gross to lay a six-foot 
cement sidewalk on the west side of Califor- 
nia avenue, between 35th and 36th streets, 
and on the east side of Mozart street, between 
35th and 36th streets, and on the south side 
of 35th street, between California avenue and 
Mozart sireet, and on the north side of 36th 
street, between California avenue and Mozart 
street, provided said S. E. Gross shall file a 
proper bond in the penal sum of $5,000, in- 
demnifying the city against all damages. 



The following veto message- 

Mayor's Office, ) 

April 20, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, withi 
my ap roval, an ordinance passed at the 1 
meeting of your Honorable Body grant: . 
authority to the General Fire Alarm i. 
Watch Service Company to maintain wires 
across streets and alleys for the purpose of 
conducting a watch signal service and auto- 
matic fire alarm system, for the reason that 
the ordinance does not provide that the com- 
pany shall within a specified time, which 
should not be longer tban six months, place 
and thereafter maintain in operation the 
system provided for in the ordinance. The 
ordinance should also contain a provision 
reserving to the city the reasonable regula- 
tion of the rates to be charged the public by 
tbe grantee. I have had amendments pre- 
pared covering these suggestions. 

I recommend that the vote by which the 
ordinance was passed be reconsidered and 
that it be repassed with the accompanying 
amendments. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



April 20, 



1903 



Amendments to an ordinance granting 
certain riglits to the General Fire Alarm and 
Watch Service Company, passed April 9, 
1903, and published on pages 2899-2901 of 
Council Proceedings for 1902-1908. 

Amend said ordinance by adding at the 
end of Section 2 the following: 

"Provided that the rights granted hereun- 
der shall cease and determine unless within 
six months from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance said grantee 
shall have actually placed in operation, and 
shall thereafter maintain in operation, the 
watch signal service and automatic rire 
alarm system mentioned in this ordinance."" 

Amend said ordinance by adding at the 
end of Section thereof the following: 

'•The City of Chicago- reserves to itself, 
and said grantee by its acceptance of thii 
ordinance confers upon the City of Chicago, 
the right reasonably to regulate at any time 
the rates charged the public by said grantee 
for the services rendered by it." 

Aid. Foren)an moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Al Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Di.xon, Ailing. 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan. 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
■ Jones, Moynihan. Fick, Preib, Novak, Siude. 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts. Con- 
Ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn. Patter- 
son. Minwegen, Dougherty, Suliivan. Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston. 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Rayiiiei'. Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley. 
Burns. O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch. 
Eidinann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race— OS. 

.\"<7,?/.s — None. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 



Be it ordained 
of Chicago: 



tJie City Council of the City 



Section L That permission and authority 
be and the same is hereby granted to the 
General Fire Alarm and Watch Service Com- 
pany, a corporation of Illinois, its successors 
and assigns, to place, construct and maintain 
wires under and across the streets and alleys 
of the City of Chicago, together with such 
supply wires as iiiay be found necessary for 
the sole purpose of conducting a watch signal 
service and automatic fire alarm system. Such 
wires shall be placed after permits hare 
been issued in due form by the Department 
of Electricity and Department of Public 
Works, and shall be placed so as not to inter- 
fere in any way with the use of the streets 
and alleys of the City of Chicago by the 
public and by the City of Chicago. The 
location of such wires shall be subject to 
the approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the City Electrician, and shall be 
changed and such wires removed at any time 
upon direction of the Mayor. 

Section 2. The rights and privileges 
herein granted shall cease and determine 
twenty (20) years from and after the date of 
the passage of this ordinance. 

Provided that the rights granted hereunder 
shall cease and determine unless within six 
months from and after the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance said grantee shall 
have actually placed in operation, and sliall 
thereafter maintain in operation, the watch 
signal service and automatic firealarm system 
mentioned in this ordinance. 

Section 3. The operation and mainten- 
ance of the wires herein provided for, so far 
as the same are maintained across any 
street, alley or other public place of the City 
of Chicago, shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force, or which mav hereafter be in force 



April 20, 



1903 



relating to the subject matter of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall not go 
into effect until said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
-Siim of twenty thousand (.|20,000) dollars, 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned upon the observance and faith- 
ful performance of all and singular the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all loss, damage, expense, cost or liability 
of any kind whatsoever that may be suffered 
by it, the said City of Chicago, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to, or recovered 
from said city by reason of the passage of 
this ordinance, or by reason of any act or 
thing done by said grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein granted. In case at 
any time the bond, duly approved, shall not 
be outstanding in full force, then the privi- 
leges here'n granted shall then and there 
cease. The word "grantee" as herein used 
shall be taken to mean said General Fire 
Alarm and Watch Service Company, or any 
successor or assign, and all the terms, provis- 
ions and obligations of this ordinance are 
made equally binding upon any successor or 
assign of said General Fire Alarm and Watch 
Service Company, 

Section 5. The grantee shall cause all 
its wires, wherever the same .may cross any 
of the streets and alleys of the City of Chi- 
cago, to be placed and kept under the surface 
of such streets and alleys, -in existing con- 
duits:; no authority being- hereby granted to 
open any street or alley or-^ disturb any pave- 
ment. 

Sections. The City of Ciiicago, at any 
time during the life of this ordinance, and 
after ten years from and after the date of 
the passage of this ordinance, and on first 
giving the grantee twelve months' notice in 
writing thereof, may acquire by purchase 
the entire plant or system of said General 



Fire Alarm and Watch Service Company, as 
the same may then be in use][or operation in 
the City of Chicago, together with all prop- 
erty of said grantee — real, personal or 
mixed — and then owned or used in the oper- 
ation of the said plant or system, for a pur- 
chase price in cash, in an amount to be de- 
termined as hereinafter stated, and be first 
paid by the City of Chicago to said grantee, 
its successors or assigns. The amount of 
said purchase price shall be the sum equal to 
the then cost of reproducing said plant or » 
system, and no compensation shall be allowed 
for good will or other rights under this ordi- 
nance. The amount of said purchase price 
shall be fixed by three appraisers or arbitra- 
tors, one to be selected by the City of Chi- 
cago, one by the grantee, and the third by the 
said two appraisers, and the decision of the 
majority of said appraisers or arbitrators 
shall be final. 

Nothing in this ordinance contained shall 
be construed as preventing or interfering 
with the right of the city at any time to en- 
gage in the furnishing of a similar servica 
without making the purchase above provided 
for. 

The City of Chicago reserves to itself, and 
said grantee by its acceptance of this ordi- 
nance confers upon the City of Chicago, the 
right reasonabl}'' to regulate at any time the 
rates charged the public by said grantee for 
the services rendered by it. 

Section 7. . The said company shall not 
at any time lease, sell or dispose of its prop- 
erty, rights or franchises to any person 
or corporation whatsoever engaged in the 
same or a similar business. During, the first 
ten years of the' life of this ordinance, and 
of the privileges hereby granted, the said 
company shall pay annually to the City of 
Chicago the sura of two and one-half per 
cent of its gross receipts. During the next 
five years of the life of this ordinance (or 
the third period of five years), said company 
shall pay annually to the City of Chicago five 



April 20, 



10 



1903 



percent of its g^ross receipts. During the 
last five years of the life of this ordinaace 
(or the fourth period of five years), said 
company shall pay annually to the City of 
Chicago ten per cent of its gross receipts. 
The payments hereunder shall be made on 
the second day of January of each year. 
The books of said company shall be open 
to the reasonable inspection of the City 
-Comptroller. The payment annually of the 
compensation herein provided for shall be 
accompanied by the statement of the finan- 
cial officers of said company, duly verified, 
under oath, setting forth the amount of the 
gross receipts of the said company for the 
preceding year. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its passage, 
and upon the filing within sixty days there- 
after of an acceptance in writing by said 
grantee, and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for within the same period of sixty 
days from and after the passage of this or- 
dinance. 

ALSO 

The following veto message*. 

Mayou'S Office, I 

April -.iOth, 1903. f 

To the Honorable^ the City Coiuic'd of the Ci'y 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed at the last 
meeting of your Houorable Body, granting 
authority to the United Pneumatic Fire 
Alarm Telegraph' Company to maintain" wires 
across streets and alleys for the purpose of 
conducting an automatic teleg;ruph fire alarm 
system, for the reason that the ordinance 
does not provide that the company shall 
within a specified time, which should not be 
longer than six montlis, place and thereafter 
maintain in operation the system provided for 
in the ordinance. The ordinance should 
also contain a provision reserving to the city 
the reasonable regulation of the rates to be 
charged the public by the grantee. I have 
had amendments prepared covering these 
suggestions. 



I recommend that the vote by which the 
ordinance was passed be reconsidered, and 
that it be repassed with the accompanying 
amendments. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

JIayor. 

Amendments to an ordinance granting 
rights to the United Pneumatic Fire Alarm 
Company, passed April 9, 1903, and published 
on pages 2897-2899 of Council Proceedings for 
1902-1903. 

Amend said ordinance by inserting at the 
end of Section 2 thereof the following: 

"Provided that the rights and privileges 
granted hereunder shall cease and determine 
unless within six months from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance said 
grantee shall have actually placed in opera- 
tion, and shall thereafter continually maintain 
in operation, the automatic fire alarm system 
mentioned herein." 

Amend said ordinance by substituting at 
the end of Section 5 thereof the following: 

'•The City of Chicago reserves to itself the 
right, and by its acceptance of this ordinance 
said grantee confers upon the City of Chicago 
the right, reasonably to regulate at any time 
the rates charged the public by said grantee' 
for services rendered by it under the authority 
herein conferred." 

Aid, Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

rm.s — Coughliu, Keuna, Dixon, AUing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar. Moerte), Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



April 20, 



11 



1903 



Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harldn, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Deyer, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Brennan, Pevvers, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegen, Douo^herty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, BKike, Butler, Leachraan, 
Rayraer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race — 68. 

iVa7/«— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the Uity 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same is hereby granted to the 
United Pneumatic Fire Alarm Telegraph 
Company, a corporation of Illinois, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to place, construct, and 
maintain wires under and across the streets 
and alleys of the City of Chicago, with 
supply wires as may be found necessary, for 
the sole purpose of conducting an automatic 
telegraphic fire alarm system. Such wires 
shall be placed after permits have been issued 
in due form by the Department of Electric- 
ity and Department of Public Works, and 
shall be so placed as not to interfere in 
any way with the use of the streets and 
alleys of the city by the public and by the 
City of Chicago, The location of such wires 
shall be subject to the approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the City Elec- 
trician, and shall be changed and such wires 
removed at any time upon the direction of the 
Mayor. 

Section 2. The rights and privileges here- 
in granted shall cease and determine twenty 
(20) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance. 

Provided that the rights and privileges 
granted hereunder shall cease and determine 
unless within six months from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance said 
grantee shall have actually placed in opera- 
tion and, shall thereafter continually main- 



tain in operation, the automatic fire alarm 
system mentioned herein. 

Section 3. The operation and mainten- 
ance of the wires herein provided for, so far 
as the same are maintained across any street, 
alley or other public place of the City of 
Chicago, shall be subject to all the existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago no a^ in 
force, or which may hereafter be in for e, 
relating to the subject matter of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall not go 
into effect until the said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned upon the observance and faithful per- 
formance of all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance; and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any and 
all loss, damage, expense, cost or liability of 
any kind whatsoever that may be suffered by 
it, the said City of Chicago, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to, or recovered 
from said city by reason of the passage of 
this ordinance, or by reason of any act or 
thing done by said grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein granted. In case at 
any time the bond, duly approved, shall not 
be outstanding in full force, then the priv- 
ileges herein granted shall then and there 
cease. The word "grantee," as herein used, 
shall be taken to mean said United Pneu- 
matic Fire Alarm Telegrr.ph Company, or 
any successor or assign, and all the term?, 
provisions and obligations of this ordinance 
are made equally binding upon any succes- 
sor or assign of said United Pneumatic Fire 
Alarm Telegraph Company. 

Section 5. The grantee shall, before Sep- 
tember 1, 1903, cause all its wires, wherever 
the same now cross overhead any of the 
streets and alleys of the City of Chicago, to 
I be placed and kept under the surface of such 



April 20, 



12 



1903 



streets and alleys, in existing conduits, no 
authority being hereby granted to open any 
street or alley, or to disturb any pavement. 
The City of Chicago reserves to itself the 
right, and by its acceptance of this ordinance 
said grantee confers upon the City of Chicago 
the right, reasonably to regulate at any time 
the rates charged the public by said grantee 
for services rendered by it under the author- 
ity herein conferred. 

Section t). The City of Chicago, at any 
time durintj the life of this ordinance and 
after ten years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, and on first giving 
the grantee, its successors or assigns, twelve 
months' notice thereof in writing, may 
acquire by purchase he entire telegraphic 
fire alarm system or plant of said grantee, as 
the same may then be in use or operation in 
the City of Chicago, together with all prop- 
erty of said grantee —real, personal or mi.xed — 
and then owned or used in the operation of 
the said plant or system, for a purchase |>rice 
in cash, in an amount to be determined as 
hereinafter stated and to be lirst paid by the 
City of Chicago to said grantee, its succes- 
sors or assigns. The amount of said pur- 
chase price shall be a sum equal to the 
then cost of reproducing said system or 
plant, and no compensation snail be allowed 
for good-will or other rights under this 
ordinance. The amount of said purchase 
price shall be fixed by thiee appraisers or 
arbitratorg, one to be selected by the City of 
Chicago, one by the grantee, and the third by 
the said two appraisers, and the decision of 
a majority of said appraisers or aibitrators 
shall be final. 

Nothing in this ordinance contained shall 
be construed as preventing or interfering with 
the right of the city at any time to engage 
in the furnishing of a similar service without 
making the purchase above provided for. 

Section 7. The said company shall not 
at any time lease, sell or dispose of its 
property, rights or franchises to any person 



or corporation whatsoever engaged in the 
same or a similar business. During the first 
ten years of the life of this ordinance and 
of the privilege hereby granted, the said 
company shall pay to the City of Chicago, 
annually, the sum of 2}4 per cent of its 
gross receipts. During the next five years 
(or the third period of five years), said com- 
pany shall pay to the City of Chicago, an- 
nually, the sum of 5 per cent of its gross 
receipts, and during the next five years of 
the life of this ordinance (or the last five 
years of the ordinance), said company shall 
pay to tte City of Chicago, annually, the 
sum of 10 per cent of its gross receipts. 
The payments hereunder shaU be made on 
the second of January of each year. The 
books of said comi)any shall be open to the 
reasonable inspection of the City Comptroller. 
The payment annually of the compensation 
herein provided for shall be accompanied by 
the statement of the financial oflicers of said 
company, duly verified, under oath, setting 
forth the amount of the gross receipts of 
the said company for the preceding year. 

Section S. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage, and upon the filing within sixty days 
hereafter of an acceptance in writing by said 
grantee, and the filing of the bond herein pro- 
vided for within the same period of sixty 
days from and after the passage of this ordi- 
nance. 



The following veto message: 

Mayou's Office, ) 

April 20th, 1903. \ 

To (he Ifo)iorabh\ the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— 1 return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed at the last 
meeting of your Honorable Body authorizing 
the Zenith Electric Light Company to lay, 
maintain and operate electrical conduetors 
for the following reasons: 

The ordinance contains in Section I a pro- 
vision that the "wires or electrical conductors 



April 20, 



13 



1908'^ 



shall be enclosed in twelve-inch conduits." 
The rules of the Department of Public Works 
and the Department of Electricity for suf 
ficient reasons do not permit the installation 
of conduits larger than four inches in 
diameter. There is no provision in the ordi- 
nance reserving to the city the right to 
regulate the rates charged the public by the 
company. Moreover, Section 5 of the ordi- 
nance provides that the privileges granted 
are subject to the provisions contained in 
.an ordinance passed April 7, 1902, authorizing 
the same company to maintain a system of 
electrical conductors, but it is not expressly 
stated that the privileges granted in the new 
ordinance shall terminate at the same time 
with those granted in the original ordinance. 
This omission might some day give ground 
for a contention. The extension ordinance 
should expressly state when the privilege 
ceases. I have had amendments drav/n em- 
bodying the foregoing suggestions. 

I recommend that the vote by which the 
ordinance was passed be reconsidered, and 
that it be repassed with the accompanying 
amendments. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Alayor. 

Amendments to an ordinance granting 
rights to the Zenith Electric Light Company, 
passed April 7, 1902, and published on pages 
2901-2 Council Proceedings 1902-3. 

Amend said ordinance by striking out in 
the first section thereof the figures "12" at 
the end of the ninth line from the bottom of 
the right-hand column of page 2901 and in- 
serting in place thereof the figure "4 " 

Amend said ordinance by adding at the end 
of {Section 3 thereof, the following: It is 
further provided that the City of Chicago 
hereby reserves to itself, and said grantee by 
its acceptance of this ordinance confers upon 
the City of Chicago, the right at any time 
reasonably to regulate the rates to be charged 
the public by said grantee and its successors 
and assigns for electric lighting service. 

Amend said ordinance by adding at the end 
of Section 5 thereof the following: It Js ex- 
pressly understood that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and cease at the same 
time as the privileges granted in said ordi- 
nance passed April 7, 1902. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 



by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, S nde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUertou, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss,' 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Fatter- 
son, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,Witlrston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman' 
Raymer, Larsoa, Carey, Wendiing, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch', . 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race— 68. 

A'a?/s— None. 

The following is the ordi 



nance as passed; 



AN ORMNANCE 

Authorizing the Zenith Electric Light Com- 
pany to lay, maintain and operate electri- 
cal conductors in certain territory therein 
described. 

Be it ordained hy the Oit// CouficU of the City 
of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That the Zenith Electric Light 
Company, a corporation, its successors or 
assigns, be and it is hereby authorized to lay 
down, maintain and operate wires or electri- 
cal conductors from a point on the north line 
of Harrison street, intersecting the middle 
line of the north and south alley between 
State street and Plymouth place; thence 
south across Harrison street through the 
north and south alley between State street 
and Plymouth place to the south line of Polk: 



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14 



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street ; also wires or electrical conductors from 
said point on the north line of Harrison street, 
intersecting the middle line of the north and 
south alley between State street and Plymouth 
place; thence south across Harrison street; 
thence west on the south side of said Harrison 
street to the alley between Custom House 
place and Clark street. The said wires or 
electfical conductors shall be enclosed in 4- 
inch conduits. The location of said wires 
or electrical conductors being more particu- 
larly fchown on the drawing hereto attached, 
which is hereby made a part hereof, and to 
which express reference is here had. 

The location of such wires shall be subject 
to the approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and City Electrician, and be 
changed, and such wires removed at any 
time upon direction of the Mayor. 

Section 2. It is made an express condition 
of this ordinance that the grantee herein 
shall construct and place in operation wires 
or electrical conductors within a period of 
twelve months from and after the date of 
the passage hereof. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall not be 
in force until the said Zenith Electric Com- 
pany shall have furnished the City Comp- 
troller a bond in some approved surety com- 
pany, in the sum of three thousand dollars 
($3,000), which bond shall be for the express 
purpose of insuring that constant electric 
light service shall be furnished within the 
territory described in this ordinance. The 
bond shall be forfeited if the intended or im- 
plied service is not furnished continually and 
under the conditions herein required. 

It is further provided that the City of 
Chicago hereby reserves to itself, and said 
grantee by its acceptance of this ordinance 
confers upon the City of Chicago, the right 
at any time reasonably to regulate the rates 
charged the public by said grantee, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, for electric lighting ser- 
vice. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall not be in 



force until it shall have been accepted in 
writing by said grantee, which acceptance 
shall be made within sixty (60) days from the 
approval thereof. 

Section 5. The privileges hereii granted 
are subject to all the provisions, except 
as herein expressed, contained in a cer- 
tain ordinance entitled, "An ordinance 
authorizing the Zenith Electric Light Com- 
pany to lay, maintain and operate electrical 
conductors in certain territory therein de- 
described"; passed April 7, 1902, and ap- 
proved April, 1902. 

It is expressly understood that the privi- 
leges herein granted shall terminate and 
cease at the same time as the privileges 
granted in said ordinance passed April 7, 1902. 

Section 0. This ordinace shall takeettect 
and be in full force from and after its accept- 
ance by said grantee. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

April 20tb, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Cowicil: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with the re- 
quest of the National Good Roads Associa- 
tion, I have the honor to app6int the following 
named members of your Honorable Body as 
a committee to represent Chicago at the Con- 
vention of the National Good Roads Associa- 
tion, to be held at the City of St. Louis, April 
27th to May 2d, 1903: 

Thomas Carey, 

Thomas J. Dixon, 

Henry Stuckart, 

John H. Jones. 

Linn H. Young, 

Robert K. Sloan, 

Milton J. Foreman. 

Michael Zimmer, 

Wm. E. Dever, 

John J. Brennan, 

Nicholas R. Finn, 

Wm. H. Ehemann, 

P. J. O'Connell, 

John J. Bradley, 

Thomas M. Hunter, 

"Silas F. Leachman, 

John E. Scully, 

Respectfully, 

Carteu H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly concurred in. 



April 20, 



15 



1903 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office. [ 
April 20th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Pastor of the Quinn 
Chapel in reference to a bill rendered against 
said church by the City of Chicago for boiler 
inspection, and would ask its reference to 
your Committee on Finance. I would also 
suggest the passage of an ordinance by your 
Honorable B^dy granting permission to the 
various departments of tha city government 
to remit electrical and boiler inspection fees 
in case^ of churches and other charitable 
institutions. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Ifayor. 

Which was referred to ther.Committee on 
Finance. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, \ 
April 16th, 1903. f 

To the nonorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from a committee representing 
the fire boat engineers, also a communication 
from the Fire Marshal in regard to back 
wages alleged to be due them, and would re- 
spectfully request that the matter be referred 
to your Committee on Finance for investiga- 
tion and recommendation. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
Carter H. Harrison as Mayor in the penal 
sum of $10,000, with William Preston Harri- 
son and Granville W. Browning as sureties. 

Aid. Dever moved the approval of the 
bond. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde 
lar, Moertel, Cullertou, Cerveny, Zimmer 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Con 
Ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patter 
son, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr 
mann, Weruo, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman 
Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race — 68. 

Nay>i — None. 

Aid. Bennett presented a list of Standing 
Committees of the Council for the year 1903- 
4, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Brennan moved to substitute Aid, 
Conlon's name for his (Aid. Brennan's) name 
as a member of the Committee on- Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Bennett moved the adoption of his 
list. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Jackson, Foreman, 
Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, Young, 
Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, Preib, 
Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cer- 
veny, Zimmer, Scully, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Pow- 
ers. Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
'Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, 
Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Rux- 
ton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 59. 

Nays — Fick, Conlon, Brennan — 3. 

The following is the list as adopted: 

FINANCE. 

Mavor, Jackson, Zimmer, Beilfuss, Blake, 
Minwegen, Finn, Raymer, Sullivan, Bennett, 
Carey, Maypole, Eidmann. 



Werno, 



JUDICIARY. 

Snow, Butterworth, 



Ailing, 



April 20, 16 

Palmer, Patterson, Young, Foreman, Sloan, 
Eheraann, Finn, Dunn, Dever. 

SCHOOLS. 

Dunn, Herrmann, Race, Minwegen, 
Sehmidt, Leachmao, Ailing, Sullivan, 
Jozwiakowslci, Badenoch, Dixon, Burns, 

Wendling. 

RAltROADS. 

O'Connell, Friestedt, Young, Badenoch. 
Patterson, Herrmann, Butler, Harkin. Jones, 
Bihl. Preib, Ruxton, Larson. 

GAS, OIL AND ELECTKIO LIGHT. 

Herrmann, Bradley, Friestedt, Williston, 
Dever, Blake, Race, Woodward, Werno, 
Moyniban, Ehemann, Sloan, O'Connell. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Butterworth, Sitts, Rooney, Jozwiakowski, 
Dougherty, Snow, Bradley, Hunter, Burns, 
Moertel, Conlon, Wendling. Palmer. 

LICENSE. 

Hunter, Foreman, \Vo2iLauuuL^ Scully, 
Butler, Rooney, CervenyJ^oughert^ Jones, 
Harkin, Ailing, Zimmer, Dailey. 

ELECTIONS. 

Palmer, Finn, Dougherty, Dixon, Zimmer, 
Bihl, Werno, Beilfuss, Mavor. Foreman. 
Harkin, Jones, Snow. 



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CIVIL SERVICE. 



Dixon, CuUerton, Butler, Blake, Kunz, 
Mavor, Powers, Butterworth, Anderson, 
Schmidt, Sindelar, Conlon, Williston. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH. 

Young, Sloan, O'Connell, Foreman, Snow, 
Dixon, Jones, Coughlin, Carey, Badenoch, 
Stuckart, Bradley, Bihl. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST. 

Dever, Brennan, Ruxton, Maypole, Mo ran. 
Hunter, Scully, Beilfuss, Finn, Preib, Joz- 
wiakowski, Butler, Sindelar, Raymer, Moertel, 
Cerveny. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH. 

Williston, Mmwegen, Herrmann, Schmidt, 
Kuester, Dougherty. 

WHARFING PRIVILEGES. 

Race, Fick, Friestedt, Woodward, John- 
son, Anderson, Coughlin, I^ovak, Sitts, 
Stuckart, CuUerton, Moynihan, Zimmer. 



Ailing, Dailey, Werno, Palmer, Rooney, 
Leachraau, Wendling. Young, Moran, Sinde- 
lar, Patterson, Burns, Beilfuss. 

HARBORS. VIADUCTS AND BRIDGES. 

Scully, Stuckart, Ruxton, O'Connell, 
Moertel. Bidenoch. Bihl, Blake. Larson, 
Powers, Moynihan, Coughlin, Friestedt. 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AND GENERAL 
TAXATION. 

Leachman, Eidraann, Jones, Kuester, 
Schmidt, Minwegen, Patterson, Snow, Cul- 
lerton, Sitts. Williston. Sloan, Harkin. 

STREET NOMENCLATURE. 

Sindelar, Brennan, Scully, Johnson, 
Powers, Sitts, Kenna, Preib, Larson, Stuck- 
art, Dunn, Novak, Anderson. 

POLICE. 

Badenoch, Moynihan,- Bradley, Rooney. 
Werno, Conlon, Woodward. Johnson, Dailey. 
Ailing, O'Connell, Blake, Moran. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Cerveny, Sindelar, Dever, Wendling, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Race, Coughlin, Burns. 
Dunn, Dixon, Fick, Sullivan. 

MARKETS. 

Dougherty, Ruxton, Friestedt, Bradley. 
Anderson, Johnson, Butterworth, Leachman, 
Ehemann, Kenna, Finn, Hunter, Kunz. 

PRINTING. 

Stuckart, Race, Brennan, Butterworth, 
Dunn, Burns, Powers. Fick, Larson, Moran, 
Kunz;, Ruxton, Coughlin. 

CITY HALL. 

Bradley, Sindelar, Palmer, Moertel, Novak. 
Dunn, Kenna, Jackson, Preib, Dailey, Cer- 
veny, Conlon, Powers. 

POLICE STATIONS AND BRIDEWELL. 

Sullivan, Anderson, Butler, Moynihan, 
Brennan, Bradley, Dever, Powers, Johnson, 
Snow, Ehemann, Bennett, Raymer. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Ehemann, Dailey, Patterson, Young, 
Rooney, Cerveny, Minwegen, Williston, 
Harkin, Raymer, Fick, Kuester, Novak. 

WATER DEP KTMENT. 

Kuester, Brennan, Bee nett, Scully, Dough- 



April 20, 

erty, Leachman, Larson, Schmidt, Burns, 
Kunz, Carey, Sitts, Blal<e. 

STREET AND ALLEY OPENING. 

Sloan, Kenna, Wendiing, Eidmann, Joz- 
wiakowski, Ruxton, Fick, Hunter, Culler- 
ton, Conlon, AQderson, Carey, Sullivan. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

Bennett, Minwegen, Eidmann, Herrmann, 
Foreman, Maypole, Mavor, Carey, Butler, 
Palmer, Raymer, Jackson, Werno. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
Ernst Hummel as City Treasurer in the penal 
sum of $22,500,000.00, with James H. Gilbert, 
Fritz Goetz, Martin B. Madden, Jesse Spald- 
ing, James H. Eckels, Theodore P. Shonts, 
Edwin A. Potter, Thomas P. Phillips, Nathan 
G. Moore, Leroy A. Goddard, Edward E. 
Moberly, Edward Tilden, Elbridge G. Keith, 
Arthur Dixon, John R. Walsh, William 
Best, Maurice Rosenfeld, Frank O. Lowden, 
John A. Lynch, Clarence A. Knight, Charles 
L. Hutchinson and Edward A. Shedd as 
sureties. 

Aid. Mavor moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yean — Coughlin, Dixon, Scuckart, Dailey, 
Sloan, Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Ben- 
nett, Jones, Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, 
Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Friestedt, Scully, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, 
Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Rux- 
ton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 61. 

iVVi?/.s— None. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
John F. Smulski as City Attorney in the 
penal sum of $5,000, with John Schermann 
and Austin O. Sexton as sureties. 

Aid. Brennan moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motioa prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Fert6 — Cougl^'in, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



17 1903 

Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, -Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
lon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race— 68. 

iV^a^/s— None. 



The Clerk presented the official bonji o 
Fred C. Bender as City Clerk in the penal 
sum of $5,000, with Andrew J. Graham and 
Martin B. Madden as sureties. 

Aid. Brennan moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays a$ 
follows : 

Teas— Conghlm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett,. 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
lon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race— 68. 

7Va?/s— None. 



Aid. Herrmann presented the following 
resolution : 

Besokied, That the Special Park Commis- 
sion be continued, and that the Mayor be and 
he is hereby authorized to appoint the mem- 
bers thereof, in accordance with the provis- 
ions of a resolution passed, by the City 
Council November 6, 1899. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

In conformity with the foregoing*'resolu- 



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tion, His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the 
following communication: 

Mayor's Office. ) 
April aoth, 1903. \ 

To the Honorahle^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with the terras 
of a resolution passed by your Honorable 
Hody I have the honor to appoint the follow- 
ing named Aldermen and citizens as members 
of the Committee on Small Parks and re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of your Hon- 
orable Body: 

Aid. Herrmann, Chairman. 

Aid. Luther P. Friestedt, 

Aid. Charles Ailing, 

Aid. E. J. N®vak, 

Aid. Daniel V. Harkin, 

Aid. J. H. Sullivan, 

Aid. W. E. Dever, 

Aid. John J. Bradley, 
' William Best, 

Charles L. Hutchinson, 
. Prof. Charles Zueblin, 

Fred. A. Bangs, 

Prof. Graham Taylor, 

O. C. Simonds, 

George E. Adams, 

Oscar F. Mayer. 

Frederick Greeley, 

Bryan Lathi'op, 

Dwight H. Perkins, 

Jens. Jensen, 

Dr. James F. Chvatal, 

Livingston Fargo, 

Clarence Buckingham, 
Respectfully, 

Cakter H. Harrison, 



Mayor. 



Which was placed on file. 



Aid. Mavor presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Be it Hesolved^ By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, That a committee of n4«e 
members of the City Council be appointed 
by the Chair to act with His Honor, the 
Mayor, in all matters pertaining to track ele- 
vation within the corporate limits of the 
city. Such committee shall be known as 
"The Track Elevation Committee," and said 
committee shall make report to this Council 
from time to time as occasion may require. 

Which was. On motion, diily adopted. 



In conformity with the foregoing resolution 
His Honor the Mayor submitted the following 
communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
April 20th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — As all the members of the 
Track Elevation Committee of the last Coun- 
cil are members of the present Council, I 
have the honor to reappoint the Track 
Elevation Committee for the year 1903 1903 
for the ensuing year, viz: 

Aid. Jackson, Chairman. 

Aid. Maypole, 

Aid. Carey, 

Aid. Beilfuss, ' 

Aid. Badenoch, 

Aid. Kunz, 

Aid. Palmer, 

Aid. Finn, 

Aid. Dixon. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

3fayor. 
Which was placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following res© 
lution: 

R solved, That the rules of the last Council 
be and the same are hereby adopted as the 
rules of this Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Resolved, That all unfinished business pend- 
ing before the Council, and reported on by 
various Committees, be recommitted to the 
Committees from which it came, and that all 
subject matters pending before the various 
Committees of the Council be turned over 
to the new Committees as appointed. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

election of sergeant-at-arms. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Resolved, That William H. Brewn be and 
he is hereby elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the 
City Council for the year 1903 and 1904. 

In connection with the foregoing resolution 
Aid. Mavor moved that the Clerk cast one 



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vote for the election of William H. Brown as 
Sergeant-at-Arms of the City Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk then cast one vote for William 
H. Brown as Sergeant-at-Arms, and he was 
declared duly elected. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the fol- 
lowing communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
April 20th, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen —In conformity with a resolu- 
tion passed by your Holiorable Body at its 
last meeting, I have appointed the following 
named gentlemen as members of a Commit- 
tee to co-operate with the Committee on Lo- 
cal Transportation and State Legislation in 
securing the passage of a municipal owner- 
ship enabling act by the General Assembly: 

Rev. R. A. White, 
Rev. Geo. D. Heldman, 
Rev. Emil G. Hirsch, 
John Maynard Harlan, 
Charles S. Deneen, 
John F, Smulski, 
Aid. A. W. Beilfuss, 
Aid. W. P. Dunn, 
Wm. Schmidt, 
Edwy Logan Reeves, 
Joseph A. O'Donnell, 
Oscar F. Mayer, 
E. O. Brown, 
Martin Becker, 
Monroe Fulkerson, 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 
Which was placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claims of Mrs. J. 
L. C. Orrell and Katie Kacynski for per- 
sonal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Clerk presented the acceptance by the 
Pennsylvania Company of the track elevation 
ordinance of March 16, 1903 (40th street). 

Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Education submitted a ^ re- 
quest for a 12-room school building at Ingle- 



side avenue and 62d street, also two requests 
for appropriations for furnaces in the Kos- 
ciusko School building and in the Headley 
School building, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
L. Lowenstein to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 281 35th street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Leonard Mandel Dry Goods Co. to move an 
electric sign now in front of premises at 31st 
and Indiana avenue to new quarters, north- 
west corner 35th and Indiana avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. F. Stromburger to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 3849 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order for curb- 
ing, grading and paving (asphalt) 36th place, 
from State street to Indiana avenue. Also 
an order for curbing, grading and paving 
(asphalt) 36th street, from State street to 
Indiana avenue. Also an order for paving 
(asphalt) the alley between 36th street and 
36th place, from Wabash avenue to Michigan 
avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve 
ments. 



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Aid. Mavor presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Couticil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Comp- 
troller he and they are hereby authorized to 
execute and issue, in the name and on behalf 
of the City of Chicago, certificates of such 
date and denominations and amounts as they 
may thinli advisable, to the amount in the 
aggregate of three million dollars ($3,000,000). 
Said certificates to bear interest payable semi- 
annually at a rate not exceeding five per cent 
{5%) per annum, principal and interest pay- 
able at such time or times as tbe Mayor and 
Comptroller may deem advisable, and that 
the City Comptroller is authorized to execute 
and issue interest coupons for such interest 
of such form as he may deem advisable. 

That said certificates and coupons shall, 
respectively, call for and assure the payment 
of the sum of money therein mentioned to 
the bearer thereof, solely out of the income 
of the water works system of said city, or 
income received by the city from water rates 
and to the credit of the Water Fund in the 
City Treasury, and that ihe fund arising 
therefrom in excess of the expenses of said 
Water Department of said city and the 
amount necessary to provide for and pay 
outstanding certificates issued under and in 
pursuance of the provisions of the ordi- 
nances of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, passed July r2th, 1897, and July 6th, 
1898, and the interest thereon, be and is 
irrevocably pledged for the payment of said 
certificates and interest coupons. 

Section 2. That upon the execution of 
said certificates and coupons, the City Corap 
troUer be and he is hereby authorized to 
negotiate the sale and disposition thereof, 
either in payment for or towards the cost of 
extension of the water works system of the 
city, or for cash necessary to defray the cost 
of placing intercepting sewers and the exten- 
sion of water works system of the city, «n 



such terms as the Comptroller shall deem 
best for the interest of the city. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and publica- 
tion. 

Which was, o-i motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as foil' ws: 

Yeas—Congh. a. Dixon, Jackson, Foreman, 
Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, Roon«y, Mavor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick, Preib, Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, 
Cerveny, Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully, Harkin, 
Beilfuss, Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts.Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran,Finn. 
Patterson, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, 
Herrdiann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler. 
Leachman, Rayraer, Larson, Carey, Wend- 
ling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Bihl,Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race. —61. 

Xays — Johnson — 1. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following or- 
dinance; 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the next regular meeting 
of the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
after the meeting to be held April 20, 1903, 
be and the same is hereby fixed for Monday, 
May 11, 1903, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

j-fa^._Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor. Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski. Dever, Sitls, Con- 
Ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston. 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman. 
Raynier, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 



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Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- j 
ward, Hunter, Race— 68. 

]}fays— None. 

Aid. Bennett presented-the following reso- 
lution: 

Whereas, The State Senate recently 
passed Senate Bill No. 40, otherwise known 
as the Mueller bill ; and, "-' 

Whekeas, Said Senate ^iSill No. 40 cor- 
rectly expresses the wishes of the people of 
the City of Chicago on the matter of legisla- 
tion to enable the City of Chicago to own and 
operate street railways ; and, 

Whereas, The bill reported as a substitute 
therefor by the House Committee on Munic- 
ipal Corporations is inadequate and by its 
terms fails of the purpose for which this 
legislation is desired. 

I^ow, therefore, be it resolved by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, That It is the 
sense of this Council that the Mueller bill, as 
amended, should be substituted for the meas- 
ure reported by the House Committee on 
Municipal Corporations, and we hereby re- 
quest the Speaker of the House of representa- 
tives to grant a roll call upon the motion to 
substitute the said Mueller bill for the pend- 
ing bill, and upon the amendments and mo- 
tions connected with the consideration of 
said bill. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That until further order of this 
Council the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue per- 
mits for the laying of grooved rails of the 
style and pattern known as the "Trilby" 
rail. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
aad nays as follows : 

F«a«— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 



Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley 
Burns, O'Conneil, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter, Race— 68. 

Nays — None. 



Aid. Minwegen presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hannah & Hogg to erect an electric sign 
(size 3x14 feet 6-in.) in front of premises 
at 91 and 93 North State street. Sai^ 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented orders as fol- 
lows, viz: For paving with asphalt Sherman 
place, from Lincoln Park boulevard to its 
western terminus. 

For paving with asphalt the alley between 
North Clark street and La Salle avenue, 
from Chicago avenue to Locust street. 

For paving with brick the alley betweeu 
Clark street and Dearborn avenue, , from 
Goethe street to Schiller street. 

For paving with brick the alley between 
Dearborn avenue and State street, from Bur- 
ton place to North avenue. 

For paving with dressed granite blocks 
the alley between Kinzie and Michigan streets, 
from State street to Cass street. 

For paving the alley between Michigan and 
Illinois streets, from Dearborn avenue to 
North State street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Williston presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That permission be and the same 
is hereby granted t© Weber, Kransz & Co. 
to construct by private contract a six (6) 
foot cement sidewalk on the south side of 
Granville avenue, from North Clark street to 
Southport avenue. All of the work herein 
authorized shall be done according t© the 



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rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works and the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Ordered^ That permission be and the same 
is hereby granted to Weber, Kransz & Co. to 
lay a six (6) foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Hood avenue, from North Clark 
street to Southport avenue. All of the werK 
herein authorized shall be done according to 
the rules and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works and the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Ordered^ That permission be and the same 
is hereby granted to Weber, Kransz & Co. 
to install water mains and service pipes in 
Hood avenue, from North Claik street to 
Southport avenue, the cost of said mains to 
be repaid by the city when the same shall 
pay ten (10) cents per lineal foot. All of the 
work herein authorized shall be done accord- 
ing to the rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works and the Board ef 
Local Improvements. 

Ordered^ That permission be and the 
same is hereby granted to Weber, Kransz 
& Co. to pave with macadam and combi- 
nation curb and gutter, by private con- 
tract. Hood avenue, from North Clark street 
to Southport avenue. Ail of the work 
herein authorized shall be done according to 
the rules and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works and the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Blake presented an order for repealing 
a certain ordinance for levying a special as- 
sessment for constructing and laying a water 
supply pipe in Waveland avenue, from 
Leavitt street to North Hoyne avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Blake presented claim of Johauna 



Fagan for^special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Blake presented th« following order: 

Ordered, That permission is hereby granted 
to Bernard F. Weber to construct by private 
contract a combination curb and gutter on 
the north side of Belle Plaiue avenue, from 
North Paulina street east to the alley west of 
North Ashland avenue, and to also lay a six 
(0) foot cement sidewalk, by private contract, 
to outer line of said walk, to be four (4) feet 
from the curb line. All of the work herein 
authorized shall be done according to the 
rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works and the Board of L cal Im- 
provements. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wendling presented the following or- 
der; 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue permit to Mrs. 
F. Krevatshy to erect an electric si^n in front 
of premises 48;i3 Ashland avenue. Said sign 
to be 54 by IS inches. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with rules 
and regulations of Electrical Department, 
permission being granted to Le revocable by 
the Mayor a* anytime at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, May 11, 1903, at 7 :30 o'clock P. M. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, May 11, 1903 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicagfo, May 15, 1903. 



Prcsmi— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid 
Coughlia, Kenua, Dixon, Ailing, Jackson 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moy 
nihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel 
Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Friestedt 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Ander 
son, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts 
Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe 
raann, Williston, Blake, Butler, Leachmau 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, O'Con 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward and Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Dunn, Kuester, Rayraer, 
Burns and Race. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting, held April 20, 1903, be 
corrected on page 16 under the matter of the 
list of Standing Committees of the Council by 
striking out the name of Alderman Brennan 
as a member of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W". D., and substituting the name of 
Aid. Conlon. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Butler moved to further correct the 
minutes by amending the order in the left 
hand column of page 6, to read as follows: 

^'■Ordered^ That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 
rescind their order for macadam pavement 
on Milwaukee avenue, between Lawrence 
avenue and Edmonds street, and proceed 
with the improvement of said street between 
said points by putting brick on a slag founda- 
tion in accordance witSi^ uhe wish of property 
owners," in lieu of as follows, viz.: 

'^Ordered. Tbpt the Bopt'I of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hsre1?y rt^oaestod to 
rescind their ui'der foi^ rnaca^afiiv y>ave;«eat 



May 11, 

and proceed with the improvement of said 
street between said points by putting brick 
on a slag foundation in accordance with the 
wish of property owners." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held April 20, 1903, as 
corrected, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent Aid. Zimmer presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Whereas, This Council has learned with 
deep regret and sorrow of the death of 
former Alderman Charles C. i^chumache^; 
and. 

Whereas, As an honorable citizen and 
faithful and efficient public servant he 
merited the gratitude of his fellow citizens; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved. That we place on the records of 
this Council our testimony of respect for the 
deceased, and hereby tender to his afflicted 
family our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in 
their bereavement; and. 

Resolved further, That the City Clerk be 
directed to transmit a copy of this resolution, 
properly engrossed, to the family of the de- 
ceased and to spread the same upon the 
records of this Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted by a 
rising vote. 



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ALSO, 



OOMMUHiCATIONS FROW THE WAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUHSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COWIIVIISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correctien for 
the three weeks ending May 9, 1903, which 

<was^( I ^ <■''<.' J \' \ [ ^ ^*\ ■ ,' '' 
oPIdcsd'ohfile.'^''^ ^ 



The following communication : 

Department of Health, * 
Chicago, May, 7th,1903. f 

To the Honorable Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, 
and the Honorable, the Common Council of 
Chicago, Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I deem it ray duty to again 
call the attention of your Honorable Body to 
the present condition of the ordinances regu- 
lating the establishment and maintenance of 
hospitals. You may remember that over 
a year ago I addressed a communication on 
this same subject to your bedy, at which 
time I called your attention to Section 48 of 
the building ordinances, which imposes con- 
ditions which are practically impossible for 
any hospital to comply with. 

On March 9th of this year an ordinance 
amending this section in such a way as to be 
reasonably fair and just to both the hospital 
interests and the property owners was 
offered in the Council but failed of passage, 
having been placed on tile. 

An order passed by your body some mouths 
ago, instructing me to delay prosecution until 
such time as the ordinances could be amended, 
expired January 1st of the present year, so 
that it would now seem to be my duty, not- 
withstanding the impossible requirements of 
Section 48 of the building ordinances, to 
begin prosecution against all hospitals other 
than those operated by the United States 
Government. State of Illinois, County of 
Cook and City of Chicago for continued vio- 
lation of this section. 

1 respectfully ask that your body give this 
matter your early attention, or take some 
measures at once which will make it entirely 
clear as to what course the department should 
pursue. I have delayed action in this matter 
both on account of the importance of the in- 
terests involved and for the reason that 1 
have been assured that the Council intended 
to speedily enact the legislation necessary to 
enable the hospitals in the city to conduct 
their institutions in accordance with the law. 

Very truly yours, 

Arthur R. Reynolds, M. D., 

Commissioner of Health. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



May 11, 



25 



1903 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Department of Health, \ 
Chicago, May 11th, 1903. f 

Hon. iJarte?- H. HarrUon., Mayor., and the 
Honorable, the Common Council of Chicago, 
- Chicago: 

Gentlemen— By the end of May about 
$7,000 will haye been expended in the care of 
smallpox, in excess of the appropriation. 
There are still forty-six cases in the Isola- 
tion Hospital and new cases are being found 
every day. 

I respeetfullj ask your Honorable Body to 
apprepriate $10,000.00 for the emergency 
new existing in the continuance of this work. 

Very truly yours, 

Arthur R. Reynolds, M. D., 

Com,missioner of Health. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, [ 
May 11th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: ^ 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Chicago Hack, Coupe 
and Cab Drivers' Union No. 1, also draft of 
an ordinance to regulate the business of cab- 
men, liverymen, and runners and porters 
for hacks, cabs, omnibuses and other vehicles 
about railways and depots and would respect- 
fully recommend its reference to your Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 

3 fay or. 



'} 



Chicago Hack, Coupe and Cab Drivers 
Union, No. 1, of T. N. U. of A. 

Chicago, May 11, 1903 

Honorable Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago: 

My Dear Sir — Inclosed find ordinance 
which we presented to your consideration 
some time ago, and which you referred to 
the Corporatien Counsel's •flfice for an 



opinion with reference to the validity of the 
same. We presented the same to the C»r- 
poration Counsel's office and received an oral 
opinion that this ordinance is valid and a 
legal exercise of power of the City Council of 
Chicago. Since taking the matter up with 
you on a former occasion the railway passen- 
ger stations of the City of Chicago have 
granted to one transfer company of this city 
the exclusive privilege of receiving and carry- 
ing passengers and baggage from said sta- 
tions. In this they have created a monopoly 
in this business and in so doing are destroy- 
ing the business of the cab, coupe and carriage 
business and the business of those who gain 
their livelihood from the vocation of receiving 
and carrying passengers to and from the said 
stations. We believe that our business will 
be destroyed and our livelihood taken from us 
unless you and the Honorable City Council 
will procure the passage of the within ordi- 
nance. We believe that the ordinance is an 
equitable and a just one, and if passed and 
observed it will insure equal rights to all 
and destroy the special privileges now exist- 
ing in the carriage of passengers and baggage 
from depets in our cities. 

We trust that your Honor will give this 
important matter the attention it deserves, 
and oblige 

Very respectfully yours, 

Chicago Hack, Coupe and Cab Drivers' Union 
No. 1, of T. N. U. of a. 

By W. J. Gibbons, 

President. 

Wm. McNabbe, 

Vice President. 

T. J. Doyle, 

Sec''y and Treas. 

Charles Deckler, 

Recording /Secretary. 

John Hade, Jr., 
Charles A. Bolandbr, 
John Lahey, 

^Trusteet. 



AN ordinance 



To regulate the business of cabmen, livery- 
men and runners and porters for hacks, 



26 



May 11, 

cabs, omnibuses and other vehicles about 

railways and depots. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for 
any cabman, liYeryman, hacl<man, porter, 
omnibus driver, or any other person as a 
runner, to go upon any passenger train or 
within any passenger depot, or passenger 
station within the corporate limits of the City 
of Chicago and there solicit, for the benefit 
of himself or another, passengers, baggage 
or patronage for any livery company, or 
transfer company or corporation, or for any 
cab, hack, omnibus, or other conveyance or 
▼ehicle. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion who shall violate any of the provisions 
of Section one (I) of this ordinance upon 
conviction shall be subject to a fine of not 
less than S^'iS.OO nor more than i?200.0() for 
each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Coimnittee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

May 11th, 1903. S 

To the Honorable, the City Coimcil: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith an ap 
plication from the Illinois Steel Company for 
permit to erect poles and string wires from 
its plant at South Chicago to the Indiana 
State line and would respectfully suggest its 
reference to your Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. I would also suggest that 
the same be not published in full. 
Respectfully, 

Cahteh H. Hakrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 



ieo3 



also. 



The following communication 



Mayor's Office, I 
May 11th, 1903. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Couitcil: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith an ap- 
plication from the Simplex Electric Company 
for permit to install an elevator underneath 
the sidewalk at No. 3(52 Dearborn street, and 
would respectfully recommend its reference 
to your Committee on Streets and Alleys 
South, 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison. 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

also. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

May nth, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council- 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Secretary of the Com- 
mittee on Legislation of the St. Louis World's 
Fair and Louisiana Purehase Exposition in 
regard to securing a special Chicago exhibit, 
and would respectfully recommend its refer- 
ence to your Committee on Finance. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
.Matjor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

also, 

The following communication- 

Mayor's Office, / 
May 11th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Lawrence 
E. McGann as City Comptroller, and respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



May 11, 



27 



1903 



Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

May' 11th, 1903. f 

To the IIo7iorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Fred 
W. Blocki as Commissioner of Public Works 
and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
.May nth, 1903. S 

To the Honorable., the City Council: 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Edward 
B. EUicott, City Electrician, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 



also. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
May nth, 1903. S 

To the Honorable., the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Edward 
M. Lahiff as City Collector and respectfully 



ask the concurrence of your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 
Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communicjation: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May nth, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Francis 
O'Neill as Superintendent of Police, and 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May nth, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me 1 hereby appoint John J. 
Kelly as Clerk at the Desplaines Street Po- 
lice Court, to succeed Horace Banyon, de- 
ceased, and respectfully ask the concurrence 
of your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the 
appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, / 

May nth, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 



I 



May 11, 

conferred upon me I hereby appoint Frank 
X. Brandecker as Business Agent of the City 
of Chicago and respectfully ask the concur- 
rence of your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 
The motion preV'ailec'. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Frederlclt William 
Bloaki, as Commissioner of Public Works, in 
the penal sum of S50,000, with the National 
Surety Company as surety. 

Aid. Brennan moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

yea.s _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib,Noval<. Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Scully, Maypole, Har- 
kin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz.Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemaun, WilliBton, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 60. 

aVav/.s— None. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Edward M. LahifE as 
City Collector, in the penal sum of $250,000, 
with Daniel D. Healy, Oscar F. Mayer, Matt 
Evert, Frank M. McCarthy, William H. 
Lyman, Adam Ortseifen, Austin J. Doyle, 
William Loeffler and Thomas Carey as 
sureties. 

Aid. Brennan moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 

Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 

, Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 

Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Culler- 



28 



1903 



ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Scully, Maypole, Har- 
kin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran. Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann. Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston. Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
0-Connell, Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 60. 

.Va?/.s— None. 



The official bond of Francis O'Neill as 
Superintendent of Police, in the penal sum 
of §25,000 with the American Bonding Com- 
pany of Baltimore as surety. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeati — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young. Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny. Zimmer, Scully, Maypole, Har- 
kin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Larson, Cerey, Wendling, Bradley, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter- 60. 

Xaya — Non6. 



The official bond of F. X. Brandecker as 
Business Agent, in the penal sum of $50,000, 
with Leo. Ernst, William A. Birk and Charles 
H. Wacker as sureties. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Scully. Maypole, Har- 
kin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz. Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 



May U, 



29 



1903 



Ehemann, Williston, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Eidnnann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 60. 

i\"a?/.s— None. 



The official bond of Edward B. EUicott as 
City Electrician in the penal suhi of 120,000, 
with the Amer.can Surety Company of New 
York as surety. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Scully, Maypole, Har- 
kin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Breuuan, Powers, 
Morau, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 60. 

Nays — None. 

The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing communication; 

Department of Finance, ) 
Chicago, May 11, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Gbnti.embn — I transmit herewith duplicate 
pay rolls for the months of March and April, 
1903. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 

Com,ptroller. 

Which were placed on file. 

The City Attorney submitted the following 
communication ; 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — 1 herewith transmit to you 



a statement of the financial condition of the 
City Attorney's office as it existed on April 
30th, 1903: 

Total appropriation $ 80,720 00 

Total expenditure 36,196 09 

Balance on hand •. % 44,523 91 

Bills contracted but not paid 3,635 71 

Balance of appropriation on 

hand April 30, 1903 .$ 40,888 20 

SALARY account— ''FUND A." 

Total appropriation '..% 48,720 00 

Expended May 1st, 1903 16,024 19 

Balance on hand % 32,695 81 

" FUND B." 

All court costs, doctor fees, witness fees 
and court reporting: 

Total appropriation.. % 30,500 00 

Total expenditures April 30th, 
1903 19,216 03 

Balance on band $ 11,283 98 

Bills contracted, but not paid 3,635 71 

Balance od hand "Fund B" . . .% 7,648 27 

"Fund C." 

For all miscellaneous expenses. 

Total appropriation % 1,500 00 

Expended April 30, 1903 955 88 

Balance on hand '..% 544 12 

I desire to call your attention to the fact 
that the balance on hand of "Fund B" is 
only $7,648.27, barely sufficient to pay the 
court reporting alone for the balance of the 
year, which leaves no money for the purpose 
of paying doctor fees, witness fees and all 
necessary court costs and expenses incidental 
to the trial of cases. It will be impossible to 
transact the business of this office in the 
courts and prepare and attend to the trial of 
cases now pending unless the City Council 
provides additional means for this purpose. 

I would respectfully recommend that such 
provision be made. 

Yours truly, 

John F. Smulski, 

City Attorney. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



May 11, 



30 



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The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing communication and order: 

Dbpabtment of Electricity, I 
Chicago, 111., May 11th, 1^03. f 

To the Honorable the Mayor and City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I would respectfully urge 
the passage of the accompanying order, as 
otherwise a very large cut will have to be 
made in the number of lights operated by 
this department in order to live within the 
appropriation . 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott. 

(yUy Electriciaii. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
is hereby authorized and directed to make a 
transfer of $92,000.00 from "Department of 
Electricity, gas lighting," to "Department of 
Electricity, maintaining municipal lighting 
plants, materials, supplies and wages; main- 
taining gasoline lamps, rented electric lights; 
lighting, cleaning and repairing 25,000 gas 
lamps; maintaining mantles on such gas 
lamps as may be equipped ($100,000.00 to be 
expended for gasoline lamp lighting)." 

Which was referred te the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Education submitted a 
request for the erection of a two-room frame 
building on school site, corner of Hamli i 
avenue and 83d street, also a request for an 
appropriation of $8,000 for placing fire escapes 
on school buildings. 

Which were referred to Committee on 
Schools. 

The Clerk presented the claim of Margaret 
H. Denison for payment of judgment held 
against the former T©wn of Lake, also the 
craim of the Fort Wayne Foundry and 
Machine Company for manhole lids delivered 
to the Sewer Department of the city, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Karl Ide of Berlin, Ontario, Canada, sug- 
gesting a plan for the disposal of sewage, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication: 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Honorable 3Iayor and Honorable City 

Council, Chicago : 

Gentlemen— We respectfully call the at- 
tention of your Honorable Body to the fact 
that no provisions have as yet been made for 
the carrying out of the ordinance passed 
March 23d, and now in effect, to create a de- 
partment for the inspection of steam boilers 
and steam plants. 

The present appropriation providing for 
this department we find is wholly inadequate 
to even enable us to make a beginning towards 
putting the ordinance in force. We there- 
fore respectfully ask that the matter of pro- 
viding necessary funds with which to carry 
on the work be referred to your Committee 
on Finance for consideration and action. 

Very respectfully yours, 

James C. Blaney, 
Chief City Boiler Inspector. 
John C. Schubert, 
Chief Smoke Lispector. 

Whi«h was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Clerk presented a statement of points 
in the contest of John J. Nuesse vs. Bernard 
Anderson, as Alderman of the Fifteenth 
Ward, which was 

Referred to the Co.mnittee on Elections. 

The Clerk presented the acceptance by the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany of a track elevation ordinance of March 
16, 1903; also the acceptance by the C, B. & 
Q. R. R., the I. C. R. R.,the Michigan Cen- 
tral Railroad, and the C. & N. W. Ry. Co., 
of the track elevation ordinance of March 23, 
1903, which were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the acceptance and 
bond of Charles F. Gunther, under an ordi- 
nance for electrical conductors under State 
street, passed April 9, 1903, also the accept- 
ance by the General Fire Alarm and Watch 
Service Company, under its ordinance of 
April 20, 1903, which were 

Placed on tile. 



May 11, 



31 



1903 



The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following request: 

Dbpaktment of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, April 29, 1903. [ 

To the Honorable the Mayor, and the (My 
Council: 

GrBNTLBMEN— I transmit herewith applica- 
tion of Mr. W. V. Geary that he be granted 
free use of water for six (6) sprinkling 
wagons in consideration of cleaning streets 
enumerated in said application from April 
15tli to November 15th, 1903. I have ap- 
proved said application, and would respect- 
fully ask that your Honorable Body grant 
permission as requested. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissiotier. 



Chicago, March 19th, 1903. 

M. J. Doherty, Supermteiident of /Streets: 

Dear Sir— In consideration of being 
granted free use of water far six (6) sprinkling 
wagons, I hereby agree to clean the following 
streets from April 15th to November 15th, 
1903: 

Bowen avenue, from Lake avenue to Ellis 
avenue, every day, one block. 

Oakeuwald avenue, from42d to 46th streets, 
every day, four blocks. 

Woodlawn avenue, from 4:4th to 45th streets, 
every day, one block. 

Sidney avenue, from 44th to 45th streets, 
every day, one block. 

Ellis avenue, from 41st to 51st streets, ^very 
day, ten blocks. 

Berkeley avenue, from 41st to 45th streets, 
every week, four blocks. 

Forrestville avenue, from 43d to 44th 
streets, every week, one block. 

Vincennes avenue, from 39th to 43d streets, 
every week, four blocks. 

Forty -second place, from Drexel boulevard 
to Ellis avenue,- every week, one block. 

Forty-fourth street, from Greenwood ave- 
nue to Drexel boulevard, every week, three 
blocks. 

Forty -fourth street, from Vincennes ave- 



nue to Grand boulevard, every week, one 
block. 

Forty-fifth street, from Greenwood avenue 
to Drexel boulevard, every week, two blocks. 

Forty-sixth street, from Greenwood avenue 
to Drexel boulevard, every week, two blocks. 

Forty-seventh street, from Drexel boule- 
vard to I. C. R. R., every week, six blocks. 

Yours truly, 

W. V. Geary. 

Which was, on motion, duly concurred in. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department oe Public Works, ) 
Chicago, May 11, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, tJie Maym- and the City 
Council '. 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith for your 
information report of Consulting Engineer, 
Wm. S. MacHarg, regarding construction ot 
Sections G, H and H2 of the Intercepting 
Sewers, for the month ending April 30, 1908, 
showing total expenditures to said date, to- 
gether with statement of work done. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W". Blocki, 

Comniiss%&7ier. 



Department of Public Works, 
Bureau of Sewers, 
Chicago, May 



Works, \ 

ERS, > 

11, 1903. ) 



Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 

Works. 

Dear Sir— I transmit herewith report of 
W. A. Shaw, Assistant Engineer in charge 
of construction of Section G, intercepting 
sewers ; also report of G. Miltimore, Assistant 
Engineer, in charge of construction of Section 
H, intercepting sewers, also report of K. B. 
• Wilcox, Assistant Engineer in charge of con- 
struction of Section H2, Intercepting Sewers, 
for the month ending April 30, 1903, and 
total expenditures to same date, together with 
statement of work done. 

Respectfully, 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 

Consulting Engineer. 
Approved : 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



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Department of Public Works, j 

Bureau of ISbwers, >■ 

Chicago, May 9, 1903. ) 

Mr. Wra. S. MacHarg. Coitsidting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress 
made on Section G, intercepting sewers, for 
the month ending April 30, 1903. 

riant. 
Tools and machinery to March 31, 



1903. 



Tools and machinery for- April, 
1903 



.§ 32,807 40 



4S 



work done and money expended on Sections 
G3 and H, intercepting sewers, up to and in- 
cluding April 30, 1903. 

riant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 

March 31. 1903 ^ 39,156 .71 

Tools for April, 1903 554 52 

f; 39.711 23 



Total to April 30, 1903 §32,867 88 

New Freight Yards and Rearranging RaVroad 
Tracks. 



Total to March 31, 1903... 
Labor for month of April 



.^ 4,102 84 
100 00 

.§ 4.202 84 



(^o?i^'<tructioti. 

Material and labor to March 31, 

1903. 
Material for April. 



.§ 277,364 98 
10.929 75 



940 19 



Total to April 30, 1903. . . 
(Jo7istruction. 
Material and labor to March 31. 

1903 ^iS9,865 82 

Labor for April, 1903 '. ■ 704 53 

Material lor April, 1903 



I /I juries. 

Total to March 31. 1903 

Injuries for month of April 

30. 1903. 



!? 391. 510 


5t 


5; 2.095 


10 


6 


62 



» 2,101 72 



391,510 54 
>,101 72 



Total to Apr 

Jiccapituhitiini 

Plant ^32,867 88 

Freight yards, etc 4,202 84 

Construction 

Injuries ■ • • 

Grand total §430,682 98 

Total conduit constructed 4273 feet of 16 
feet and 5144 feet oi \h)i. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 
Approved: Assistant Engineer. 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 

i 'ousuJting Engineer. 



Labor for April 13,142 89 

$ 301,437 62 
Reeajiitalation. 

Plant ^ 39,711 23 

Construction 301, 437 62 

Grand total ^ 341,148 85 

On April 30. 1903, there was completed 
3347 feet 1414-foot conduit; 2973 feet 133^- 
foot conduit; 3008 feet l>4-foot sewer; 5138 
feetl-foot sewer, 6841 feet tripie-lap Wake- 
field sheeting, 73 manholes, 80 house drains 
connected, 2 2>.2-foot intersections built, 2 
414-foo intersections, 1 6-foot intersection, 
4 li.',-foot slants set; 30 catch basins built 
and 'reconnected; 2,036 feet new wood curb 
built; 3340 feet of macadam street repaved: 
20UO feet stone curb set; 3550 feet parkway 
built and seeded; 1900 feet parkway sodded. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Guy Miltimoub, 

A ss i.staiit Kngi nerr. 
ApproTed- 

W. A. Shaw, 
Assistant Engineer Jntfrcnjtiug Sewer Divisiori. 

Approved : 

Wm. S. Mac Haug, 

Consnlling Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, J 

Bureau of Sewers, > 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. ) 

Mr. W. 6'. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer : 

Dear Sir— Herewith please find report for 



Department of Public Works 
Bureau of Sewers, 

CHICAGO, May U, 1903 



:! 



Mr. W. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir-I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress made 
on Section H2 Intercepting Sewers, for the 
month ending April 30. 1903. 



May 11, 



sa 



1903 



Plant. 

Tools and machinery for April 

1903 % 866 76 

Labor for April , 1903 3,291 30 

Total to April 30, 1903 $ 4,158 06 

Construction. 

Material for April, 1903 I 1,594 37 

Labor for April, 1903 818 55 

I 2,412 92 
Jiecapitulaiion. 

Plant $ 4,158 06 

Construction 2,412 92 

Grand total $ 6,570 98 

During the month of April, 1903, the plant 
was erected and 250 lineal feet of trench 
sheet piled. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Wilcox, 
Approved : Assistant Engineer. 

W. A. Shaw, 
Assistant Engineer Bitercepting Sewer Divisioji. 

Approved : 

Wm. S. Mac Harg, 

• Consultiitg Engineer. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following request: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, April 14, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the 3fayor and the City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith letter 
from the Superintendent of Streets, recom- 
mending that in consideration of Mrs. C. 
McNamara being allowed the free use of 
water for five (5) sprinkling carts froui May 
1st to November 1st, 1903, she agrees to have 
streets cleaned during said period as per en- 
closed schedule. 

I concur in saia recommendation, and 
would respectfully ask that your Honorable 
Body pass an order allowing said Mrs. C. 
McNamara free use of water for five (5) 
sprinkling carts in consideration of cleaning 
streets enumerated in her letter. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Department OF Public Works, 
Bureau of Streets, 
Chicago, April 13, 1903 



.1 



iro7i. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works: 

Dear Sir— Referring to the attached re- 
quest of Mrs. C. McNamara that permit be 
issued her for the free use of water for five (5) 
sprinkling carts from May 1st to November 
1st, 1903, I would recommend that you direct 
the City Engineer to issue such permit. Inas- 
much as Mrs. McNamara agrees to keep the 
attached schedule of streets clean during said 

period. 

Yours truly, 

M. J. DOHERTY, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



Department of Public Works, | 

Bureau of Streets, >■ 

Chicago, April 11, 1903. ) 

Mr. M. J. Doherty, Superintende7tt of Streets: 

Dear Sir— Referring to attached request 
of Mrs. C. McNamara, I would recommend 
that permit be issued her for the free use of 
water for five (5) sprinkling carts from May 
1st to November 1st, inasmuch as she agrees 
to keep a certain number of streets cleaned in 
consideration thereof. 

Yours truly, 

F. W. Solon, 

Assistant Superintendent of Streets, m Charge 
of Street ayid Alley Gleaning. 



Department of Public Works, | 

Bureau Of Streets, > 

Chicago, March 27, 1903. ) 

31r. F'. W. Solon. Assistant Superintenndent 
of Streets: 

Dear Sir— Please report on the attached 
communication from Mrs. C, McNamara 
relative to the free use of water in considera- 
tion of cleaning certain streets. 

Yours truly, 

M. J. Dcherty, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



Chicago, March 25, 1903. 
Mr. M. J. Doherty, Superintendent of Streets: 
Dear Sir — In consideration of being al« 



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lowed the free use of water for five (5) 
sprinkling carts from May 1st to November 
1st, 1903, 1 hereby agree to clean the follow- 
ing streets during said period, as follows: 

Prairie avenue, from 39tb to 49th, once a 
month. 

Calumet avenue, from 47th to 48th, once a 
week. 

Vinceunes avenue, from 43d to 50th, once a 
month. 

Ellis avenue, from 39th to 41st, every day. 
Forestvilie avenue, from 45th to 49th, twice 
a month. 

lone place, from Vincennes to Grand boule- 
vard, once a week. 

Forty-eighth, from Vincennes avenue to 
Grand boulevard, once a iiionth. 

Boulevard place, from St. Lawrence to 
Grand boulevard, once a month. 

Forty-first street, from elevated railroad to 
Indiana avenue, once a montb. 

Forty-second street, from Grand boulevard 
to Indiana, once a month. 

Forty-fourth street, from Grand boulervard 
to Indiana, once a month. 

Forty-sixth street, from Forestvilie to 
Grand boulevard, once a month. 

Forty-ninth street, from Vincennes to 
Grand boulevard, once a month. 

Yours truly, 

Mrs. C. McNamau.\. 

AVhich was. on motion, duly concurred in. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted lists (two) of assessment rolls filed in 
the County Court, March 27, 1903, and May 
1st, 1903, wh'ch were 

Placed on file. 



A report and ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was 
put upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

I'ee,«_ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 



Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts. 
Powers, Moran. Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler. Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

;Va7/.s— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 



SPECIAL ASSESSNIENT IMPROYEWEHT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order in favor 
of the Wabash Railway for a platform scale 
on 12th street. Vietween Plymouth place and 
Dearborn street; also an ordinance in favor 
of Shephard Brooks for a bay window at the 
southeast corner of Van Buren and Clark 
streets, which were 

Referred t«) the Coiiuuittee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order to re- 
move the Union Elevated Loop Company's 
stairway in front of premises 311 and 313 
Wabash avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee oti Track Ele- 
vation. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of Lar- 
kin Wells for damaffe to property on account 
of bursting of water main, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Inter Ocean Newspaper Com- 
pany to lay electrical conductors in block 
bounded by Monroe, Dearborn, Adams and 
Clark streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 



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Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Barrios Diamond Company to erect an elec- 
tric sign in front of premises at 148 State 
street, ten feet long, three feet high. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to P. 
C. Parker to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 373 5th avenue, 18x54 inches. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the C ty Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. Solomon to erect an electric sign, 4x2 feet, 
in front of premises at northeast corner 
of State and Randolph streets, Masonic 
Temple Theatre. Said sign to be eonstructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
cable by the Mayor at .^any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Fred 
Potthast to erect an electric sign, 22x88 in., 
in front of premises at 146 South Clark street. 
Said sign to be erected and constructed in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction oC the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby notified to issue permit to 
Eger & Co., 159 Wabash avenue, to erect an 
electric sign, size 3x10 feet, subject to revoca- 
tion by the Mayor at any time and to be made 
in accordance with the rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department. 

By order of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, issued May 11, 1903, permission is 
hereby granted E. W. Strecher, 157 Plymouth 



place, to erect an electric sign in front of his 
building, it being understood that the same, 
including all fittings, shall not exceed 75 
pounds in weight. Required permits of 
City Departments must be taken out and 
rules of said departments complied with, 
said sign to remain up subject to the will of 
the Mayor, who may revoke this permis- , 
sion at any time for reasons which he may 
deem sufficient. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to P. Casey's Sons, 45 Fifth 
avenue, for a coal hole on the sidewalk 
under the elevated stairs, subject to the 
regula-r conditions and the filing of the 
usual bond of 15,000. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to erect barber pole for Ray- 
mond Levere in front of premises known as 
306>^ South Clark street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to Hibbard, Spencer, Bart- 
lett & Co. a permit for five chute holes, each 
thirty-four inches square, in the sidewalk in 
front of Nos. 56 to 80 South Water street ; 
provided that the said Hibbard, Spencer, 
Bartlett & Co. shall execute and deliver to 
the City of Chicago a good and suflBcient 
bond in the penal sum of five thousand 
($5,000) dollars, conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any and all loss, damage or liability of 
any kind which may be suffered by the said 
City of Chicago by reason of the location of 
the said chute holes as herein authorized, or 
by reason, directly or indirectly, of the pas- 
sage of this order. Said bond to be approved 
by the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 
Works, and this permit to be revocable at any 
time upon the direction of the Mayor. Said 
chute holes to be constructed under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to Armour & Company a 
permit for an opening in the sidewalk on 
Franklin street, 29 feet south of the front of 
No. 239 South Water street, four feet in 
width, and running south 12 feet on FrankJin 
street, for the purpose of constructing a 
stairway to the basement of said building, 
provided that the said Armour & C@mpany 



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shall execute and deliver to the City of Chi- 
cago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of five thousand (^5,000) dollars, con- 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the City of Chicago from any and all loss, 
damage or liability of any kind which may be 
suffered by the said City of Chicago by 
reason of the location of the said basement 
stairway as herein authorized, or by reason, 
directly or indirectly, of the passage of this 
order. Said bond to be approved by the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works, 
and this permit to be revocable at any time 
upon the direction of the Mayor. Said base- 
ment stairway to be constructed under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
dinance- 
Be it ordained by the City CouncU of the City 

of Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That permission aocl authority is 
hereby given and granted unto Edward B. 
Butler, of Chicago, III., to erect a building 
of mill construction on the tract of land 
bounded by Franklin street on the east. 
Market street on the west. Congress street on 
the north and the alley to the south of Con- 
gress on the south, the same'being a part of 
Block ninety (90) in School Section Addition 
to Chicago, to comply with all the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago relating thereto, ex- 
cept that no dividing walls shall be required. 

Sec. 2. That the Building Commisslener 
of the City of Chicago issue forthwith a 
building permit in compliance with the terms 
of this ordinance. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett. 
Jones, Moyniban, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 



Powers. Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan. Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bibl. Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV(i.?/s— Conlon, Brennan--'2. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank N. Gage to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 125 Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Jacob Klein to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 2(i5 Clark street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, 1\ at the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Andrieux Wine Company to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises at 189 
Wabash avenue. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
aable by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Alexander to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 439 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in a-cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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John W. Adams to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 51 Congress street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with ail rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Samuel Barnato to erect a 
barber pole in front of 324 South Clark street. 
Said permit to be subject to reyocation at any 
time at the ©ption of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to John Popp, No. 1807 
Wabash avenue, to erect a barber pole at the 
edge of sidewalk in front of said premises. 
Said permit to fee subject to revocation at 
any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. Cloutier to erect an electric siijn in front of 
premises 450 State street. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of Electrical Depart- 
ment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
t© be revocable by the Mayor as; any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Waldorf Shoe Company to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises at No. 2823^ 
State street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Lenox Hotel to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 259 Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Dan 
Koeln to erect an electric sign in front of 



premises at 103 East Madison street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Ed. Wahl to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 130 Wabash avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and reg-ula- 
tions of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Jacob Aberle to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 243 East Madison street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit te 
Jacob Adler to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 2111 Wabash avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at aoy time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub - 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 14th street, 
from Wabash avenue to Indiana avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Coughlin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Ims — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett' 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Priestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss', 



\i 



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Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever. Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehraan, Larson, Carey. 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
])[ays—Con\on, Brennan— '2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving, with rock 
asphalt, the north and south alley first west 
of Prairie avenue, from 20th street to 2lst 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kenna, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick. Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, J^arson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter — ()3. 



Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan. Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson. Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
yays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of State 
street, from Van Buren street to 16th street. 

By unanimous censent, on motion of Aid. 
Kenna. the ordinance was passed and the es- 
timate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — CoMghWa, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing. 

Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 

Rooney, Mavor, Young. Snow, Bennett, 

Jones, Moynihan, Fick. Preib, Novak, Sinde- 

, lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 

[ Friestedt, Scully, Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 

Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever. Sitts, 

' Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 

Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan. Herrmann. 

1 Werno, Schmidt, Ebemanu, Williston, 

; Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey. 

i Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 

! worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 

i Ruxton, VVoodwaid, Hunter— 63. 



JVai/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing grading 
and paving with asphalt. State street, from 
Madison street to Jackson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Coughlin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
na,ys as follows: 

y-g^s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 



yai/«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a stone sidewalk on the west side of 
Sherman street, from Van Buren street to 
Taylor street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ot Aid. 
Coughlin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

y^as—Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow. Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann. Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman. Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli. Butter- 



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worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claims of the es- 
tate of J. M. Detrick and A. La Ferrier for 
special assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following orders- 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Carr Fesline to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 434 East 31st street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
«al Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Colas 
Leggdas to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 2976 State street. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby dii'ected to issue a permit to 
Ch .rles F. Kolb to erect an electric sign in 
front of^premises at 224 East 31st street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the May©r 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a pdrmit to 
Pitni Pellegrini to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 2459 State street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Winston & Pride to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 3027 State street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with ail rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the €ity Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J&e 
Schmidt to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 2559 State street. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revoeable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. M. Schmidt to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 2559 South State street, 
(26x62 and 18x54). Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of th© City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings issue a permit to Mrs. B. Keyes, 2918 
Wentworth avenue, for addition in rear of her 
home (papers attached). 

Ordered, That the claim of P. A. Otis for 
rebate of special assessment, placed on file 
April 29, 1901, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Finance Committee. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ailing and Dixon presented an order 
for paving (asphalt) 33d street, from South 
Park avenue to Cottage Grove avenue, which 



Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for plastering curb walls, curbing. 



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grading and paving with asphalt 31st street, 
from State street to Lake Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing^ 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
, Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Bhemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conncll, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidinann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
m 
Navs—Coxy\on, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Prairie avenue, from 2t)th street to 33d street. 
By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ailing, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AUlnff, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitls, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Biake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Caiey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
i^«j/«— Conlon, Brennaft— 2. 

ALSO 

A reeommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows, to-wit: Both sides of 32d street, 
from Princeton avenue to Fifth avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 



1903 



i estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

y^^.s—Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moiao, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, L»achman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, B idenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohnsoE, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVai/«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Wheheas, The bill known as the Mueller 
Bill or Senate Bill No. 40, which was recently 
passed by the Forty-third General Assembly, 
is now in the hands of the Governor awaiting 
his action ; and 

Whekeas, The bill confers needed powers 
upon the City of Chicago which will ma- 
terially assist in settlingthe traction problem; 
now, therefore be it. 

liesolved. That the City Council of the City 
of Chicago hereby approves Senate Bill No. 
40, in its present form, and respectfully re- 
quests His Excellency Governor Yates to affix 
his signature thereto; and be it further 

liesolved, That the City Clerk be and he is 

hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of 

this preamble and resolution to Governor 

Yates. ' 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Foreman presented an ordinance 
changing the license fee for cigarette dealers 
to $25 per annum, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



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he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Gus Weinberg? to erect aa electric sign in 
front of premises at 284 85th street. • Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfac- 
tion of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order directing 
the Committee on Kules to formulate and 
report a rule prohibiting floral displays in the 
Council Chamber, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Rules. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order directing 
the Committee on Local Transportation to 
investigate the cause of the recent street ear 
accident on Halsted street, and to take steps 
to prevent a repetition of the same, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Aid. Jackson presented an ©rdinance di- 
recting that all indemnifying bond running 
to the city and to be approved by the City 
Council shall first be approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel as to form and execution, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 33d street, 
from South Halsted street to the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Raihvay. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jackson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Te<u — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, IStuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen. 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 



Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

JS^ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Calumet avenue, from 33d street to 35th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Foreman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
R oney, Mavor, Young, Snow,^ Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertol, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anders")n, Kunz, Jozvviakowski, Dcvcr, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachmau, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

J^ays — Conlon, Brennan — ^3. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Bryant avenue, from Vincennes avenue te 
Rhodes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jackson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, ♦ 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachmau, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i\ra«/s— Conlon, Brennan— 3. 



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ALSO, 

A recommeadation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Vernon avenue, from 33d street to 35th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Al"".. 
Foreman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — CoMghlin, Kenna, Dixon, Allicj^j 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney^ Mavor, Young, Snow, - Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

ilTai/s— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with rock 
asphalt 38th street, from Vincennes avenue 
to Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanmious consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jackson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, CerVeny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, WoodF- 
ward. Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the following or- 
der: 



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Ordered', That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Frank Ashton to raise roof of his 
cottage 10 feet, size of cottage 21x32, loca- 
tion 2920 Throop street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Stuckart presented an order for im- 
proving with asphalt Butler street, from 
Archer avenue to 25th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Bonfield 
street, from Hillock avenue to 31st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stuckart. the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

y^oj, — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones. Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

ifay«— Conlon, Brennan— 3. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sloan and Rooney presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby ordered and directed 
tolssue a permit to John Kuppeu. 3550 Her- 
mitage avenue, to construct a straight wall 
in a two-story Hat building; windows to be 
placed where proposed air shaft calls for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 



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mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
•stimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Parnell avenue, from 33d street to 39th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Sloan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Fms— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Mo ran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Bidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 3. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized, where partial 
payments- a^e made on account of Local Im- 
provement bonds, to take up and cancel the 
original bonds on which such partial pay- 
ments may be made and reissue new bonds in 
lieu thereof for the unpaid balance thereof. 

Which was, on motion, daly passed by yaas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Euxtpn, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Hays — Conlon, Brennan— 3. 



Aid, Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher in the sum of $66 
to the Otis Elevator Company, with oflBce at 
550 West 15th street, said voucher to be made 
upon receipts covering payments by said Otis 
Elevator Company on their premises extend- 
ing from 512 to 550 West 15th street. 

This order is to correct and to take the 
place of an order passed on March 23, 1903, 
as shown on page 2796 of the Proceedings of 
that date, and is to correct the property de- 
scription only; the amount and persons be- 
ing the same. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

iVa^/s— -Conlon, Brennan — 3. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to B, 
Kirk to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises No. 2.East 43d street; same to be 
erected and constructed in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department. This permit to be revocable at 
the discretion of the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Gamble & Penstermaker to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises No. 710 East 47th 
street, same to be erected and constructed in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and the permit to 
be revocable by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the claim of W. F. Carroll 
for payment of costs in special assessment 
cases, placed on file March 23d, 1903, be 



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taken I'rora file and re-referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

Which were, od motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented an ordinance com- 
pelling' all police officers and oflScials to re- 
port certain facts about personal injury 
cases, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of Mrs. 
Henrietta Sahulz and the Catholic Bishop of 
Chicago for special assessment rebates; also 
the claim of J. W. McDonald for decrease of 
water taxes ; also an order to waive writ of 
error and appeal in case of Charles F. Kim- 
ball vs. City, General No. 228150, Superior 
Court; also OD order to cancel certificate of 
sale under Warrant No. 24002 on Lot 58, C. 
J. Hull's Sub. Sec. 7, 39, 14, which were 

Referred jto the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following com- 
munication : 

CnicAGO. May 4th, 1903. 

To the Ilo/iorable, the Finance Committee of 

the City of (Chicago: 

Dear Sirs— In accordance with the appro- 
priation ordinances passed by the City Coun- 
cil providing for the compensation of the 
City Treasurer, 1 beg herewith to report the 
interest collected by me during ray term of 
oflSce as City Treasurer, on city and school 
funds deposited in bank, and the sum due the 
city and the Board of Education on account 
thereof. 

The total sum received by me as 

interest on funds in my custody 

as City Treasurer during my 

term of oflSce from April 23, 

1901, to April 24, 1903, is * 306,228 18 

The amount due to the city and 

the Board of Education, 40 per 

cent thereof, is 122.491 27 

Apportioned as follows : 

Amount due the Board of Educa- 
tion as per statement appended 
hereto -f 55,870 42 

Amount due the city being the 
balance of said $122,491.27 after 
deducting the amount due the 
Board of Education 66,614 85 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles F. Gunthbr. 



Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Charles Melka to erect an electric sisrn in 
front of premises at 5523 Monroe avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Building Commissioner 
be and he is hereby directed to issue to S. E. 
Gross and W. J. Moore a permit for a tem- 
porary frame tool shed, llxl7>^ feet, to be 
erected on lot northeast corner 52d and 
Ellis avenue, to be removed upon completion 
of dwellings now in course of construction. 

Ordered, That the Department of Build- 
ings issue a permit to W. J. Stricklane for a 
shingle roof on the brick barn in the rear 
of 5820 Woodlawa avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of Geo. 
M. Paine for damage to property on account 
of track elevation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented the following ordi- 
nance; 
JJe it ordained by the i'ity Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section!. That the sidewalk line be and 
is hereby established three feet from inside 
of curb line on the south side of 67th street, 
from Jackson Park avenue to Madison street. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of or- 
dinances in conflict with this ordinance are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage. 



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Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows* 

r«a« — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,. Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin,Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

J^ays—Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Snow presented the following order: 

Ordered, That permission be and the same 
is hereby granted to Dolese Bros. Co. to pave 
with macadam and combination curb and 
gutter, by private contract, Washington and 
Jefferson avenues, between 62d and 63d 
streets. All of the work herein authorized 
shall be done according to the rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works 
and the Board of Local Improvements. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Snow presented the following order: 

Whereas, It is now the policy of the City 
Council to require compensation to the city 
for the private use of any street, alley or pub- 
lic way ; and 

Whereas, An examination of the Proceed- 
ings of the Council show the following special 
privileges granted by this body up to and in- 
cluding the meeting of April 2, 19Q2. 

PUMPING WATER FROM CITY MAINS. 

WitJi Compensation. 

Atlas Brewing Company, West Division 
tunnels; compensation, |25 per million gal- 
lons; expiration, 1912. 

Glucose Sugar Refining Company, West 
Division tunnels; compensation, 125 per mil- 
lion gallons; expiration, 1912. 

ELEVATED SIDEWALK OR BULKHEAD. 

With Comjjensatiou. 
J. B. Clow & Sons, Franklin, near Harri- 



son ; compensation, |150 per year; expira- 
tion, will. 

Reid, Murdoch & Co., Lake and Market; 
compensation, $600 per year; expiration, 
will. 

WitJiout Compensation. 

Wakem & McLaughlin, 362-372 Illinois st. ; 
expiration, will. 

Produce Cold Storage Exchange, alley be- 
tween West Water and Canal; expiration, 
none. 

WATER PIPES UNDER STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

WitJi, Compensation. 

A. H. Barber & Co., South Water St.; 

compensation, $50 per year; expiration, 1911. 

A. Booth & Co. (2 pipes), North Water 

and La Salle avenue; compensation, $300 per 

year; expiration, 1910. 

Chicago Coated Board Company, South 
Water street; compensation, $300 per year; 
expiration, 1911. 

Frederick Espert, Michigan street, Rush 
and North Water; compensation, $300 per 
year; expiration, 1910. 

Paepecke Leicht Lumber Company, Illi- 
nois street; compensation, $5') for whole 
term; expiration, 1910. • 

Without Compensation. 
Pullman Company, 111th street; expira- 
tion, none. 

STEAM PIPES AND CONDUITS UNDER STREETS. 

With Compensation. 

Seip Baking Company ; alley, 92d, Houston 
and Baltimore avenue; compensation, $25 
per year; expiration, will. 

Without Compe7tsatio/i.. 

Thompson & Taylor Spice Company, alley, 
32 and 34 South Water street; expiration, 
will. 

University of Chicago, Ellis, near 57th; 
expiration, none. 

BRIDGES OVER STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

Wit?i Comp)ensatio'u. 
Burkharts Mier Bros., alley, Nos. 21 and 23 
Peoria street; compensation, $15 per year; 
expiration, 1909. 

Central Trading Company, alley between 
, State and Wabash ; compensation, $5,000 per 
year; expiration, will. 

Schlessinger & Mayer (three and tunnel). 



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alley between State and Wabash; compensa- 
tion, $100 per year; expiration, none. 

Speigel's House Furnishing Company, alley 
between State and Plymouth place; compen- 
sation, 1150 per year; expiration, will. 

Stevens Bros., Chas. A., alley between 
State and Wabash; compensation, ^250 per 
year; expiration, 1912. 

Western Electric Company (see also tun- 
nels), alley, Harrison, Clinton, Congress and 
JefEerson; compensation, $1,000 per year; ex- 
piration, none. 

Jno. M. Pashley (Marshall Field), alley. 
State, Wabash, Washington and Randolph; 
compensation, $5,000 per year by agreement. 

Without OompenaaUon. 

Keeley Brewing Company, 28lh street, be- 
tween Groveland and 111. C. R. R.; expira- 
tion, will. 

People's Gas Light and Coke Company, 
Elston avenue; expiration, none. 

Schwarzschild & Sulzberger Company, 
Ashland avenue; expiration, will. 

Stege Brewing Company, alley between 
L5th street and loth place and Ashland; ex- 
piration, will. 

Henry Strong, alley, Nos. 183 87 East 
Monroe street; expiration, will. 

Tobey & Booth, Grove street, north of 18th ; 
expiration, none. 

Western Electric Company (three). West 
Congress, near South Clinton; expiration, 
1918. 

Western Electric Company (two), West 
Congress, near South Clinton; expiration, 
1912. 

TUNNELS UNDER STREETS .AND ALLEYS. 

WitJi Compensation. 

Auditorium Association, Congress street; 
compensation, $1,000 per year; expiration, 
will. 

McAvoy Brewing Company, South Park 
avenue; compensation, $100 per year; ex- 
piration, will. 

O. S. Richardson <& Co , Elston avenue, 
north of Sloan ; compensation, #200 per year; 
expiration, 1920. 

Schlessinger & Mayer (see bridges), alley 
between State and Wabash; compensation, 
$100 per year; expiration, none. 

Western Electric Company (see bridges). 



1903 

alleys, Harrison, Clinton, Congress and 
JefEerson; compensation, $1,000 per year; 
expiration, none. 

Withmit Gompeusation, 

Marshall Field, Quincy between 5th avenue 
and Franklin; expiration, will. 

Keeley Brewing Co., 28th street between 
Groveland and 111. Cen. R. R. ; expiration, 
will. 

J. S. Kirk & C^o., North Water street east , 
of Pine; expiration, will. 

Jas. A. Miller, alley; expiration, will. 

Western Electric Co., West Congress near 
South Clinton; expiration, 1912. 

Wm. A. Wieboldt. alley between 941 Mil- 
waukee avenue and Bowman; expiration, 
will. 

BXCAYATIOS'S AND COAL VAULTS UNDER 
STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

With Compensation. 

W. H. Bush, alley and sidewalk corner 
Chicago and North Clark; compensation, 
25 cents per square foot. 

Great Northern Hotel and Theater C©., 
Quincy street, south half; compensation, 
$500 per year: expiration, will. 

C. F. Gunther, alley between Adams and 
Quincy; compensation, $300 per year; ex- 
piration, will. 

Without CoinjM'usiition . 

J. M. Arnold, alley between 34-3 - West 
Monroe; expiration, will. 

Ashland Block Association, Couch place; 
expiration, will. 

Wm. D. Evart, alley; expiration, 1932. 

L. Kiper & Sons, alley North Peoria street; 
expiration, will. 

Henry Schoelkopy, alley between Market, 
Franklin, Indiana and Illinois; expiration, 
will. 

F. W. Peck, alley rear of 218 and 220 
Randolph; expiration, none. 

Rand, McNaliy & Co.. Quincy, 210 feet 
west of LaSalle; expiration, none. 

BAY WINDOWS .^ND SlDEWAl-K SPACE. 

With Compensation . 

Jno. Anisfield Co., n4-() State street; com- 
pensation, $55 per year; expiration, will. 
Peter C. Brooks, 115 East Monroe street; 



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1903 



compensation, |36 per year; expiratien, will. 

Central Trading Co., northwest corner 
Wabash and Madison; compensation, $1,200 
per year; expiration, will. 

Drake estate; compensation, $1 per square 
foot; expiratien, will. 

L. Franzin, northeast corner Madison and 
Dearborn; compensation, $150 per year ; ex- 
piration, will. 

Mattie Hill, 90 Dearborn street; compensa- 
tion, 180 per year; expiration, will. 

H. A. Knott & Co., 39 Dearborn street; 
con:ipensation. 135 per year; expiration, will. 

L. J. McCormick estate, Madison and La- 
Salle streets; compensation, $267 per year; 
expiration, will. 

Charles Netcher, corner of State and Madi- 
son ; compensation, $450 per year; expira- 
tion, will. 

Charles Netcher, 118 State and 77-79 Madi- 
son; compensation, $1 per square foot per 
year; expiration, none. 

F. C. Schmidt, compensation, 25 cents per 
square foot per year; expiration, will. 

Henry Strong, southeast corner of State 
and Adams; compensation, |1 per square 
foot per year; expiration, will. 

Tagg Bros., 204 LaSalle; compensation, 
$25 per year; expiration, will. 

Washington Shirt Company, northeast 
corner of Washington and Dearborn ; com- 
pensation, $312 per year; expiration, 1905. 

Witfiout Compensation. 
Marshall Field, State and Washington, ex- 
piration, will. 

Miller & Probst, 144-6 Wabash; expiration, 
none. 

ELECTRIC WIRES OVER AND UNDER STREETS 
AND ALLEYS. 

With Compensatimi. 
- Fulton Street Wholesale Market Company, 
Peoria, Fulton and alleys; compensation, $25 
per year; expiratien, 1910. 

Without Compensation. 

Carl Henrici, 183-184 Madison street; ex- 
piration, will. 

Morgan & Wright, Lake, May, etc. ; ex 
piration, 1907. 

SWITCH TRACKS. 

With Com,pensatio7t. 
Thos. W. Barrett, alley between Wash- 



tenaw and California; compensation, $25 per 
year; expiration, 1911. 

Carl Binder, Bloomingdale avenue, from 
Marshfield to Ashland ; strip in lieu ; expira- 
tion, 1911.. 

Stuart D. Boynton, Lawrence, near Ciy- 
bourn ; compensation, $100 per year; expira- 
tion, 1911. 

Geo. BuUen & Co., Illinois street, from 
St. Clair to Pine; compensation, $625 per 
year; expiration, 1911. 

Chicago and Alton Ry. Co., Rockwell 
street; compensation, $50 per year, till ele- 
vated. 

Chicago and Northwestern Ry. Co., Mendell 
street, near Clybourn place; compensation, 
$150 per year; expiration, 1910. 

Chicago and Northwestern Ry. Co., Jeffer- 
eon street, near Austin avenue; compensa- 
tion, $50 per year; expiration, 1911. 

Chicago and Northwestern Ry. Co., North 
Water street, east of LaSalle avenue; com- 
pensation, $300 per year; expiration, 1910. 

Chicago and Northwestern Ry. Co., Elston 
avenue; compensation, $75 per year; expira- 
tion, 1910. 

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 
Stewart avenue, from 15th place to 13th 
place; compensation, $500 per year; expira- 
tion, 1920. 

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 
19th to 2ith, east of Rockwell street; com- 
pensation, $100 per year; till elevated. 

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 
Stewart avenue, streets and alleys to l5th 
place; compensation, $500 per year; expira- 
tion, 1910. 

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, 
Bloomingdale road (elevated) ; compensation, 
$5 per year; expiration, 1909. 

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad 
Bloomingdale road, fr®m Marshfield avenue 
to C. & N. W. ; compensation", $50 per year; 
expiration, 1909. 

Chicago Sash, Door and Blind Mfg. Co., 
Fleetwood, near West North avenue; com- 
pensation, $75 per year; expiration, 1910. 

Mary A. Corkery, 2?th and 28th, near 
Stewart; compensation, $100 per year; expi- 
ration, 1910. 

Wm. Deering & Co., Clybourn avenue, 
from Diversey to C. & N. W. ; compensation, 
$1,500 per mile, per year; expiration, will. 



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48 



John J. Dunn, 52d, near L. S. & M. S. R. 
R.; compensation, $25 per year; expiration, 
1912. 

John W. Eckhart. Carroll av. ; Mayor to 
fix; expiration, 1909. 

Jos. M. Eisendrath & Co., Mendal street 
and Canal place, nearElston avenue; compen- 
sation, $100 per year; expiration, 1911. 

N. K. Fairbanl< Co., 20th and Sheridan 
place; compensation, $100 per year; expira- 
tion, 1910. 

Findelsen & Kropf Mfg. Co., West 25th 
place; compensation, $50 per year; expira- 
tion (?). 

H. H. Forsythe & Maypole Bros., West 
Water, between Washington and Madison; 
compensation, $50 per year; expiration, 1912. 
Carrie B. flathaway, Kingsbury street; 
compensation, $100 per year; expiration, 
1910. 

Wm. Hirshfield, alley; compensation, $25 
per year; expiration. 1911. 

Jenkins & Reynolds Co., alley between 
Stewart and- McGlesson ; compensation. $50 
per year; expiration, i910. 

R. J. Lewis, Lill avenue; compensation, 
$25 per year; expiration, 1905. 

McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., West- 
ern avenue, near West Fork of South Branch ; 
compensation, $50 per year; expiration, 1910. 
Michael McDonald Co., Harrison street, 
near bridge; compensation, $50 per year; 
expiration, 1926. 

McReynolds Elevator Co., 105th St., east of 
Calumet River; compensation, $25 per year; 
expiration, 1909. 

Geo. S. McReynolds, Rebecca street, near 
South Wood; compensation, $50 per year; 
expiration, 1906. 

Harry C. Maltby, alley; compensation. ?50 
per year; expiration, 1909. 

Wm. Mensching, 30th, near Kedzie; com- 
pensation, $25 per year; expiration, 1911. 

Albert Meyer, Hawthorne, between Cly- 
bourn and Wabansia; compensation, $50 per 
year; expiration, 1911. 

Max Middenberg, Hawthorne avenue; com- 
pensation, $100 per year; expiration, 1911. 

People's Gas Light and Coke Co., Haw- 
thorne, near Clyde; compensation, $250 per 
year; expiration, 1910. 

Pullman's Palace Car Co., 115th St.; com- 
pensation, $200 per year; expiration, none. 



1903 

0. S. Richardson & Co., Hawthorne av. ; 
compensation, $150 per year; expiration, 
1909. 

D. W. Ryan and A. Crapskowski, alley, 
Wabansia and West North; compensation, 
$100 per year; expiration, 1908. 

Jos. T. Ryerson & Sons, 15th street; com- 
pensation, $50 per year: expiratidn, 1911. 

F. H. SancriesMfgCo., Wallace near 22d 
street; compensation. $25 per year; expira- 
tion, will. 

Henry Severin. AVabansia avenue near 
Coventry; compensation, $50 per year; ex- 
piration, 1911. 

Jos. Stickney, West Congress, Rockwell 
and Van Buren; compensation, $250 per year; 
expiration. 1908. 

Stockham Mfg Co., Grand avenue; com- 
pensation, $50 per year; expiration, 1910. 

Tudor Buggy Co., Stewart avenue between 
26th and 27th; compensation, $25 per year; 
expiration, 1912. 

United States Brewing Co., Hawthorne 
avenue; compensation, $150 per year; ex- 
piration, 1912. 

United States Brewing Co., Hawthorne 
avenue; t mpensation, $150 per year; expira- 
tion, r91 1 
j Vierli at;:;, McDowell & Co.; compensation, 
$25 per ear; expiration, 1910. 

Weber Wagon Co., 82d street near C. & E. 

1. R. R. ; compensation, $50 per year; expira- 
tion, 1911. 

Fred W. Wolf Co., Hawthorne .avenue; 
compensation, $12J per year; expiration, 1907. 

Youghiogheny and Lehigh Coal Co., N. 
Water; compensation, $50 per year; expira- 
tion, 1908. 

Without Couipemation. 
F. W. Alwart, Herndon avenue; expira- 
tion, will. 

American Glue Works, Loomis near 45th 
and in alley; expiration, 1905. 

American Zinc Lead Co., Wallace between 
53d and 54th ; expiration, 1902. 

Armour & Co., Hawtherne avenue near 
Ndrth Halsted; expiration, 1900. 

J. O. Armour, Wilmot avenue; expiratien, 
will, 

A. D. BaldwiB, 44th street west of y.shland 
avenue; expiration, 1915. 



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49 



1908 



A. D. Baldwin, 43d street west of Ashland 
arenue; expiration, 1915. 

A. D. Baldwin, Paulina, 44th west of Ash- 
land avenue; expiration, 1917. 

Jno. Barzynski & Co., alley; expiration, 
1898. 

Berries and Curtis Malting Co., Bliss be- 
tween Cherry and Hickory ; expiration, will. 

M. Benner & Co., 16th and Laflin ; expira- 
tion, 1900. 

Biegler, Ebertshauser & Finderson, Cherry ; 
expiration, will. 

Block, Pollock & Co., Wallace and 52d 
street; expiration, will. 

Bracksbush & Co., Herndon, Oakdale and 
alleys; expiration, will. 

Brand & Co., Snow street near Elston ; ex- 
piration, will. 

Brand, Bullen & Gund Co., Rockwell 
street; expiration, will. 

Chas. Bruse & Co., Hillard avenue; ex- 
piration, will. 

A. P. Bullen Malting Co., Rockwell street 
(2) ; expiration, will. 

P. E. Canada, Stewart avenue ; expira- 
tion, 1888. 

Garden Malting Co., Cherry avenue; ex- 
piration, will. 

Carden Malting Co., Cherry avenue (exten- 
sion) ; expiration, will. 

Thos. Carey, 43d and Robey streets; ex- 
piration, 1905. 

Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Hilliard 
and 105th street; expiration, 1905. 

Chicago Dock and Canal Company, North 
Water and Illinois streets ; expiration, 1904. 

Chicago Hydraulic Pressed Brick Company, 
19th, 20th and La Salle streets; expiration, 
1903. 

Congdon Brake Shoe Company, Winter 
and Sherman streets; expiration, none. 

Consolidated Ice Machine Company, Stew- 
art, south of Lumber street; expiration, 1898. 

Daniel Corkery, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th 
streets, from C. & W. I. R. R. ; expiration, 
1898. 

Chas. Corper Brewing and Malting Com- 
pany, Winter street, north U. S. Y. & T. Co. ; 
expiration, 1903. 

Corper & Nockin, alley between Ward and 
Herndon; expiration, 1898. 



W. M. Crilley, alley south of Jackson 
street; expiration, 1915. 

Wra. Deering, Clybourn avenue, near C. & 
N. W. R. R. ; expiration, will. 

Wm. Deering & Co., Fullerton, also (2) 
Clybourn and Wrightwood; expiration, 1894. 

Detroit Stove Works, alley near C, R. I. & 
P., north of 89th street; expiration, 1913. 

Jas. J. Deven, 20th street and alley near 
Grove; expiration, will. 

Dolese & Shepard, Wallace, near U. S. Y. 
& T. Co. ; expiration, 1901. 

Wm. Douglas, Bloomingdale road; expira- 
tion, 1902. 

Dowdle & McWhirter, North Halsted; 
expiration, 1899. 

Patrick Edgeworth, Stewart avenue, near 
27th ; expiration, 1903. 

W. Everett & Son, alley near 76th and L. 
S. &. M. S. R. R. ; expiration, 1898. 

Felix & Marston, 16th and Arthur; expira- 
tion, 1904. 

Lawrence J. Fitzgerald, Wallace and 81st 
streets; expiration, will. 

P. J. Flynn, 67th near Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad; expiration, 1901. 

J. S. Ford, Johnson & Co., Indiana avenue 
near 16th street; expiration, 1899. 

Henry Frek, Wallace and Lee; expiration, 
1900. 

H.D.Fulton, alley near 59th and P., F. 
W. & C. ; expiration, 1905. " 

Gahan & Byrnes, Wallace, from C. W. I. 
to 54th court; expiration, 1911. 

Gail, Burmiller &Unzieker, Hawthorne av- 
enue and Wallace; expiration, will. 

Jas. B. Galloway, Blackhawk street, near 
C. & N. W. ; expiration, will. 

Garden City Sand Company, Lexington 
street and alley; expiration, will. 

P. W, Gates and others. West Water from 
Madison street; expiration, will. 

Geist Bros, and Lyndecker Bros., Stewa 
ete. ; expiration, will. 

Glover & Co., 66th near C. & W. I. R. R. ; 
expiration, 1901. 

M. Gottfried, Alexander from Stewart, 
etc.; expiration, none. 

Leo M. Haraline, Bloomingdale near Rock- 
well; expiration, will. 

P. C. Hanford Oil Company, 16th near 
Arnold street ; expiration, will. 



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50 



E. IS. Hartwell, Chester and C. & N. W. ; 
expiration, will. 

E. S. Hartwell Lumber Company, Elston 
road and C. & N. W. ; expiration, 1907. 

J. J. Hayes, Mailler street and alley, C. & 
W. I. R. R. ; expiration, will. 

John W. & James W. Hedenbergr, Gren- 
shaw, Fillmore and Taylor; expiration, 1903. 
Ernest Heldmaier, Lumber and ISth streets ; 
expiration, 1900. 

Jefferson Hodgkins, alley; expiration, 
none. 

J. N. Hostetter, California avenue near 
Fulton street; expiration, 1906. 

George R. H. Hughes, Iron near 35th ; ex- 
piration, 1903. 

lllinsis Steel Company, Ashland and 32d 
street and C. & A. R. R. ; expiration, 1905. 

Illinois Wire Nail Company. Front street 
and C. & N. W. R. R. ; expiration, will. 

Inter State Coal Company, alley between 
FuUerton and Belden ; expiration, 1898. 

Jones & Laughlin, Fulton street, from C, 
M. & St. P. R. R. ; expiration, will. 

Keeley Brewing Company, alley; expira- 
tion, 1903. 

Thomas Kelley, Locl<port and C, A, & St. 
L. R. R. ; expiration, 1900. 

Knickerbocker Ice Company, Elgin street 
and P., F. W. & C. R. R. ; expiration, 1897. 
P. E. Lane, alley between 57th and Rosan- 
merkle, near Stewart; expiration, will. 

Montz Lassing, Diversey near C. & N. W. 
R. R. ; expiration, will. 

Robert Law, Eastman and Cherry avenue; 
expiration, 1917. 

J. A. A. Libbey, Haynes court; expiration, 
none. 

Thomas Lynch, Hawthorne and C. & E. I. 
R. R. ; expiration, will. 

Thomas R. Lyon, 40th, between Wabash 
and State; expiration, 1907. 

F. MacCuUoch and others, Main street, 
north of Cologne; expiration, 1900. 

McCormick Harvesting Machine Com- 
pany. Western avenue near C, B. &Q. R.R., 
26th street; expiration, will. 

McCormick Harvesting Machine Com- 
pany. Western avenue; expiration. Council 
order no date. 

William McGregor Company; expiration, 
will. 



1903 

Wahla & Chappell, Stewart avenue, Elgin 
street, etc.; expiration, will. 

Wahla & Chappell, 21st, between Stewart 
and Purple; expiration, will. 

Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry., Ciybourn ave- 
nue near Wrightwood avenue; expiration, 
will. 

Wm. J. Moxley, Hawthorne avenue and 
Clay street; expiration, 1906. 

L. Newberry & Co.. North Market street 
and Carroll street; expiration, will. 

Northwestern Leather Company, Robinson 
street and 3lst; expiration, will. 

Northwestern Yeast Company, Blooming- 
dale road and Edgar; expiration, 1904. 

O'Connor & Leeson, Harrison, Rockwell 
and alley; expiration, 1899. 

Van N. Ogel, alley; expiration, 1905. 
H. Paepecke & Co., Georgia street and 
North Sangamon; expiration, will. 

Paige Iron Works, Ontario near Kingsbury ; 
expiration, will. 

Elijah Peacock, Stewart near 35th street; 
expiration, will. 

H. H. Pierce Manufacturing Company, 
West Kinzie and North Green street; ex- 
piration, will. 

People's Gas Light and Coke Company, 
Elston avenue; expiration, none. 

P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co., North Eliza- 
beth and alley; expiration, will. 

A. Plamondon, West Polk near C. & N. W. 
Ry.; expiration, 1903. 

A. Plamondon Company, Lexington street 
and C. & N. W. Ry. ; expiration, 1906. 

John Parcel!, AVashburn avenue; expira 
tion,1905. 

Wm. H. Purdy, Emerald avenne between 
58th and 59th; expiration, 1901. 

R. Rasmussen, Bloomingdale road between 
Hine and Mozart; expiration, will. 

Rand & Healey, Hoyne avenue near Car- 
roll; expiration, 15:98. 

Schoenhoefen Brewing Company, Seward 
near West 16th ; expiration, 1903. 

Seaman, Cox and Brown Cooperage Com- 
pany, alley; expiration, will. 

Geo. A. Severns, 33d street; expiration 
1903. 



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51 



1908 



Jno. G. Shortall, 19th place and alley be- 
tween Brown, 20th and Johnson ; expiration, 
1902. 

Silver Creek and Morris Coal Conipany, 
Lumber near Stewart; expiration, 1901. 

E. M. Snow & Co., Carroll and Sangamon , 
expiration, 1905. 

Star Coal Company, Hawthorne and Black - 
hawk; expiration, none. 

Geo. Steel and I. Taylor; expiration, none. 

David A. Stevens, Wallace; expiration, 
1905. 

Streets Stable Car Line, 47th near Morgan ; 
expiration, none. 

Susmilich Brothers, 21st; expiration, 1905. 

Sweedish Ceramic Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Ada street and alley; expiration, 1903. 

Tosetti Brewing Company, Wright near U. 
S. Y. & T. Co. ; expiration, 1901. 

Wm. F. Tucker, Edgar avenue near Emer- 
ald; expiration, 1906. 

Tudor Buggy Company, Stewart near 26th ; 
expiration, 1900. 

Union Planing Mill Company, 22d near 
Fiske ; expiration, 1899. 

Van Der Meer & Rosma, 103d place; ex- 
piration, will. 

A. H. Veeder, Hawthorne; expiration, will. 
Ward & Gaennslen, Archer avenue and 
Waver. 

E. M. Weart & Co., Wallace near 57th ; ex- 
piration, 1905. 

Weaver & Ford, 39th street and 38th court, 
near Butler; expiration, 1901. 

Weber Wagon Company, 82d street; ex- 
piration, 1907. 

Wolf Maize Mills Company, alley and 
Elizabeth court, near 81st; expiration, will. 

M. W. Wolf, 43d street and alley ; expira- 
tion, 1911. 

Wolff Manufacturing Company, alley; ex- 
piration, will. 

John A. Yale and others, 35th ; expiration, 
will. 

H, M. Zapel, Webster avenue, near Domi- 
nick; expiration, 1906. 



Switch J'racks — Xo Record of Council Grant 

Commonwealth Electric Light Co., Ada at 
89th, C. R. I. & P. R. R. Co. 

Western Fuel Co. , Adams and Rockwell. 

Brighton Park Coal and Brick Co., Archer 
and Western avenues, P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. 
Co. 

Gas Works, Archer west of Butler, C. & A. 
R R. Co. 

Chicago Consolidated Traction Co., Ard- 
more avenue, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Standard Oil Co., Argyle and 57th court, 
C. &N. W. R. R. Co. 

Canal Pumping Station, Ashland avenue, 
C. & A. R. R. Co. 

H Freak, Belmont avenue, C. & N. W. R. 
R. Co. 

E. Tosetti Brewing Co., Bissell and 40th, 
U. S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

Walter Oakley Tannery Co., Blackhawk, 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Jno. Dreiski, Blackhawk near Fleetwood, 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

C. & N. W. R. R., Bloomingdaie and Win- 
nebago, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Gates Iron Works, Bloomingdaie and Els- 
ston, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Garden City Nail Co., Bloomingdaie and 
51st, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

American Malting Co., Bloomingdaie and 
51st, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Newman Paint Co., Bloomingdaie and 51st, 
C, M. &St. P. R. R. Co. 

Westinghouse, Kerr, Church & Co., 
Bloomingdaie and 51st, C, M. & St. P. R. 
R. Co. 

Geo. A. Weiss Malting C®., Bloomingdaie 
and Ashland, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

N. W. Malting Co., Bloomingdaie, C, M. & 
St. P. R. R. Co. 

Jackson Coal Co., Bloomingdaie near 
Mozart, C. &N. W. R. R. Co. 

Peoples Lumber Co., Bloomingdaie and 
Elston, C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

W. Snyder & Co., Bloomingdaie, C, M. & 
St. P. R. R. Co. 

S. Wheeloek Lumber Co., Bloomingdaie 
and Maplewood, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Pfileger Mfg Co., Bloomingdaie near Saw- 
yer, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Nelson and Krenter, Bloomingdaie near 
Spaulding, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 



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Quaker Biscuit Co., Blooraingdale and 
Hoyne, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Garden City Foundry Co., Bloomingdale 
and Hoyne, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

H. Roos. Bloomingdale near Kimball, C, 
M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Jno. Wiscbner. Bloomingdale near Kim- 
ball, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Emory Wheel Co., Bloomingdale 
near Kimball, C, M. & St. P. R. R- Co. 

H. A. Rietz, Bloomingdale and Monticello. 
CM. &St. P. R. R. Co. 

P. H. Rice Malt House, Bloomingdale and 
Hunting, C M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Jas. B. Clow & Son, Bloomingdale and St. 
Paul, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

P. Coughlin, Bonfield, C. & A. R. R. Co. 
Standard Oil Co., Bradley and Ingram. C. 
& N. VV. R. R. Co. 
A. Morris, Bunker and Canal. 
Gas Works, Butler and 24th. C. & A. R. R. 
Co. 

Hintz Bros., California and Bloomingdale, 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Franklin Coal Co., California and Kinzie. 
C. M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Anthracite & Bituminous Coal Co., alley 
between California and Fairfield, C. &. N.W. 
R. R. Co. 

Jefferson Ice Co., alley b«tween Campbell 
and Maplewood, C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 
L. C. Huck & Co., Canal near Lumber. 
National Enameling Co., Canal and Fulton, 
P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Jno. Druecker, Canal and Clinton, C. & 
N. W. R. R. Co. 

H. Monbacher, Canal near JtOth. C. & A. 
R. R. Co. 
Heun & Gabler Brewing Co.. Centre and 

34th place. 

Peaple's Gas Light & Coke Co., Chapin, 
P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Phoenix Brewing Co., Chapin, C. & N. W. 
R. R. Co. 

Sellers Mfg. Co., Chicago avenue, C. & 
N. W. R, R. Co. 

Tonk Mfg. Co., alley near Clybourn, C. M. 
&St. P. R. R.Co. 

P. H. Rice, Cortland and 46th avenue, 
C. M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 



1903 



I. C. R. R., 61st street and Cottage Grove 
avenue. I. C. R. R. Co. 

Jno. Miller Stone Co.. Dunning street. 
C. M. & St. P. R. R. Co 

Storm Mfg. Co., Eastman. C. M. & St. P. 
R. R. Co. 

Walter Oakley Tannery Co., Elston and 
Blackhawk, C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Chas. J. Peterson, Elston and 51st. C. M. 
& St. P. R. R. Co. 

Jno. B. Sherman, Emerald avenue, near 
40th, U. S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

Jno. B. Sherman, Emerald near 39th. 
U. S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

James Bros., Emerald avenue. P.. C, C. & 
St. L. R. R. Co. 

Mattoon Mfg. Co.. Erie street, C. & N. W. 
R. R. Co. 

Orsusby LuDz Co., Erie street, near river, 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Lincoln Fueling Co.. Estes, C. & N. W. R. 
R. Co. 

Metzger Linseed Oil Co., 18th street. 
Transfer Warehouse, 80th street, C. & W. 
I. R. R. Co. ' 

Wall Paper Mill, Farragut avenue, C, M. 
& St. P. R. R. Co. 

C. W. & Vermillion Coal Co., Faulkner, 
near Canal. 

Jno. Clancy Lumber Co., Fleetwood, C. & 
N. W. R. R. Co. 

Sharp and Clark Co.. Fleetwood, C. & N. 
W. R. R. Co. 

Street and Chatfield Lime Co., Fleetwood 
and North avenue, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 
Henne & Co.. Fleetwood. C. & N. W. R. 
R. Co. 

Lambean Leather Co., Fleetwood, C. & N.' 
W. R. R. Co. 

Chas. Mears Lumber Co., Fletcher, C, M. 
& St. P. R. R. Co. 

Jno. Featherstone & Son, Front and Chi- 
cago avenue, C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Mann Bros., Front and Lessing. C. & N. 
W. R. R. Co. 

Weaver Coal Co., 5th avenue and 40th, U. 
S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

Philadelphia & Reading Coal Co.. 14th and 
Irving. 

Bermudez Asphalt Co., 14th, near Oakley. 
Keith Lumber Co., 15th, near Lincoln. 



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J. S. Wallace, alley bet. 40th and Irving 
Park avenue, C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

F. M. Butts, 40th court, and Blooraingdale, 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. 

McCarthy add Newman, 40th and Kinzie, 
C. M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Knickerbocker Ice Co., 42d street and 42d 
place, P., F. W. & C. R. R. Co. 

Universal Coal Co., 42d place, Wabash R. 
R. Co. 

Marsh, Dairs & Co., 43d and Bloomingdale. 
C. &N. W. R. R. Co. 

Stockham & Co., 44th and Bloomingdale, 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

McCarthy & Newman, 46th and Chicago 
avenue. C, M. & St. P. R. Co. 

People's Gas Light and Coke Company, 
46th street, P., F. W. & C. R. R. Co, 

Chicago Homing & Milling Co., 46th, near 
Wabansia, Belt R. R. Co. 

N. W. Grain & Malting Co., 46th avenue 
and Cortland, Belt R. R. Co. 

Stockham & Co., 46th and Bloomingdale, 
C.,M. &St. P. R. R. Co. 

Burton Stock Car Co., 47th, near Morgan, 
U. S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

Streets Western Car Co., 47th, near Mor- 
gan, U. S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

E. S. Hotch^iss, 48th and Winona, C, M. 
& St. P. R. R. Co. 

Swartz, Wickham, Chapman & Co., 57th 
and Arraitage, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Iron Bridge Bed Co. , Green, near 
120th, I. C. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Pail Co , Halsted, near 119th, P., 
C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

West Pullman Lumber Co., Halsted, near 

iiyth, P., c, c. & St. l: R. R. Co. 

Heywood & Wakefield, Harvard and Rock- 
well. 

Wm. Hammerstrom, Herndon, C, M. & 
St. P. R. R. Co. 

A. Lieherman Iron Co., Jefferson. 

(.rane & Co., Judd, near Canal. 

Knickerbocker Ice Co., Kedzie, near Tay- 
lor. 

Junge Brewing Co., Kinzie and Grand, P., 
C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Ogle Hubbard Coal Co., Kinzie and Camp- 
bell, C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

P., c;, C. & St. L. R. R., Kinzie and 
Artesian, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 



C. & N. W. R. R., alley near Leavitt street, 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

E. Hines Lumber Co., Lincoln, near Blue 
Island. 

Coxe Bros. & Co., Lock street, C. & A. R. 
R. Co. 

N. P. R. R. Co., Loomis, near 15th place. 

A, Leiberman Iron Co., Lumber, near 
Jefferson. 

F. A. Loomis & Co., Lumber, near Seward. 
Universal Construction Co., McHenry and 

Wabansia, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Illinois Steel Co., McHenry, (:., M. & St. 
P. R. R. Co. 

Illinois Steel Co. McHenry, near river, C. 
& N. W. R. R. Co. 

Jno. Murray, May, near 58th, P., C, C. & 
St. L. R. R. Co. 

H. Pollegher & Sons Coal Co., Melrose, C, 
M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Knickerbocker Ice Co., Milwaukee and 
Bloomingdale, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

N. S. Elevated Ry. Yards, Montrose blvd., 
C.,M. &St. P. R. R. Co. 

M. Zemke & Co., Morgan and 49th, C. & 
G. T. R. R. Co. 

Val Blatz Brewing Co., Ohio street, C. & 
N. W. R. R. Co. 

Schlitz Brewing Co., West Ohio street, C. 
&N. W. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Pail Co., 120th near Green, I. C. 
R. R. Co. 

Carter White Lead Co., 120th near Peoria, 
P., C, C. &St. L. R. R. Co. 

Piano Manufacturing Co., 120th near 
Peoria, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

American Car Co., Paulina near Blue 
Island. 

G. Steinmetz, Paulina, C. & G. T. R. R. Co. 

Carter White Lead Co., Peoria near 121st 
street, I. C. R. R. Co. 

John Bros., Pierce and North 46th streets, 
Belt R. R. Co. 

Weaver Coal Co., Princeton and 40th, U. 
S. Y. & T. R. R. Co. 

Andrew Lime and Coal Co., Putnam, C. & 
N. W. R. R. Co. 

Illinois Steel Co., Redfield near McHenry, 
C, & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Butler Bros., West River and Randolph, 
P., C, C. &St. L. R. R. Co. 



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1903 



E. Hines Lumber Co., Robey near Blue 
Island. 

H. C. Nelman & Co., Rockwell and Bloom- 
ingdale, C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Farrie & Refte, Sacramento and Kinzie. 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Knickerbocker Ice Co., Sacramento and 
Taylor. 

W. B. Crane & Co., alley and St. Johns 
place. 

Seymore Peck & Co., Sangamon near 21st. 
Wellington, Coal Co., Sangamon near 16th 
street. 

Southern White Lead Co., Sangamon near 
16th. 

Ott Lumber Co.. Sangamon and Dix, C & 
N. W. R. R. Co. 

W. W. Eisendrath & Co., Sangamon and 
Dix, C. &N. W. K. R. Co. 

Anheuser-Busch Co.. Sebor near Ells 
worth. 

Schoenhoflen Brewing Co., 16th near Bur- 
lington. 

Nicholas Coal Co., 65tlf street, C. & W. I. 
R. R. Co. 

Armour & Co., Talman and Madison, P.. 
C.,C. &St. L. R. R. Co. 

Swift & Co., Talman and Madison, P.. 
C, C. &St. L. R. R. Co. 

P., C, C. & St. L. R. R., Talman and 
Washington. C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Bullock Mfg. Co., Talman near Lake, Belt 
R. R. Co. 

p., C., C. <& St. L. R. R., Talman near 
Lake, Belt R. R. Co. 

Howe & Davidson, Taylor and Rockwell. 
C. P. Earling, Tripp and Bloomingdale, C. 
&N. W. R. R. Co. 
W. McMillan & Sons, 13tb near Rockwell. 
Standard Brewing Co., 13th near Campbell. 
Sunday Creek Coal Co., 31st near Sanga- 
mon. 
Monarch Brewing Co., 21st near Campbell. 
Viles & Robbins, 21st and St. Johns place. 
The Old Stevenson Co., 22d near Sanga- 
mon. 

Armour & Co., 22d near Sangamon. 
Illinois Coal Co., 22d near Lumber. 
Pennsylvania Coal Co., 22d near Jefferson. 
Wright & Hills Linseed Oil Co., 22d near 
Jefferson. 



E. L. Roberts & Co., 22d near Jefferson. 

Hayden Bros. Lumber C©., 22d near lUi- 
lois. 

A. H. Andrews Co., 23d near May. 

Soper Lumber Co., 22d near Loemis. 

S. Karpen Bros., 22d near Union. 

The Morgan Co., 32d near Union. 

T. C. Keelers. 33d place, W. I. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Malleable Iron Works, 34th near 
Campbell. 

Gas Works, 24th place, C. & A. R. R. Co. 

E. E. Pattison, 35th place. W. I. R. R. 

C. A. Palt'zer, 35th near quarry, C. & A. R. 
R. Co. 

Harder & Hafers. 36th place, W. I. R. R. 
Co. 

W. I. R. R., alley between 3lst and 33d, 
W. I. R. R. Co. 

D. Barrett, 36th, P., C. C. & St. L. R. R. 
Co. 

W. P. Rend, Union and Emarald, U. S. Y. 
& T. R. R. Co. 

Illinois Steel Co., Wabansia and McHenry, 
C, M. &St. P. R. R. Co. 

Illinois Steel Co., Wabansia near McHenry, 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Geo. Marshall, Wade, C. & N. W. R. R. 
Co. 

Central Lumber Co., Wade. C & N. W. 
R. R. Co. 

Weber Wagon Co., Wallace near 81st, C. & 
W. I. R. R. Co. 

J. Pettit, Wallace and 63d place, C. & W. 
I. R. R. Co 

Weaver Coal Co., Wallace and 63d, C. & 
W. I. R. R. Co. 

H. Blum & Son, Wallace near 59th, C. & 
W. I. R. R. Co. 

Sargent & Co., W^allace near 59th, C. & 
W. I. R. R. Co. 

Chesbolm, Boyd, White & Co., Wallace 
near 56th, C. & W. I. R. R. Co. 

Commonwealth Electric Light Co., Wallace 
near 56th, C. & W. L R. R. Co. 
W. S. Mercer, Washburne near Talman. 
U. S. and Pacific Express Co. .Washington, 
P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Heywood & Wakefield, Washtenaw near 
Taylor. 

Eraser & Chalmers, Washtenaw near Tay- 
lor. 



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1903 



Star and Crescent Milling Co., West Water 
and Randolph, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Paper Mills, North Water street, 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Thomas D. Ward, North Water street, C. 
& N. W. R. R. Co. 

C. M. and St. P. Ry., West Water and 
Fulton, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Produce Refrigerating Co., West Water 
near Lake, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Produce Refrigerating Co., West Water 
near Randolph, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

H. H. Forsythe, West Water near Madi- 
son, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Chicago Straw Board Co., West Water 
near Madison, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Mead & Co., West Water near Madison, 
P.', C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Norton & Co., West Water near Madison, 
P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Western Milling Co., West Water near 
Madison, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

Creamery Package Co., West Water near 
Washington, P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. Co. 

John Range & Sons, Western avenue near 
Blue Island. 

Wm. Ferguson Foundry Co., Willow, C, 
M. & St. P. R. R. Co. 

Alwart Bros. Coal Co., Wolfram, C, M. & 
St. P. R. R. Co. 

McReynolds & Co., Wood near 15th place. 

E. Sondheimer, Wood near Blue Island. 

And Whereas, This list shows a large 
number of special privileges for which no 
compensation is required, and great lack of 
uniformity in the rate of compensation where 
any is charged ; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Comptroller I e and he is 
hereby directed to report to this Council at 
his earliest convenience a complete list of all 
special privileges which have been granted 
by the Council showing date of grant and of 
expiration, compensation if any, to whom 
granted and character and location of privi- 
lege; and 

Ordered, That the Comptroller^be and he is 
hereby directed to have compiled and trans- 
mitted to this Council a list of private occu- 
pancy of streets, alleys and public -ways, 
without authority granted by this Council, 
in so far as there luight be public or private 
knowledge of such occupancy ; and 



Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to transmit to this Council 
an itemized statement from the books of this 
ofiice showing the total amount of money col- 
lected during the fiscal year 1902 as compen- 
sation for private privileges, specifying the 
character of the privilege, when granted by 
the Council and the payment on each. 

Aid. CuUerton moved the reference of the 
order to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon. Ailing, Jackson, Foreman, 
Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, Young, 
Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, Fick, 
Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Friestedt, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Conloii, 
Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, 
Minwegen, Palmer, Sullivan, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Larson, Carey, Bradley, O'Connell^ 
Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl,, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward— 55. 

iVa^/s— Coughlin, Kenna, Cullerton, Cer-^ 
veny, Zimroer — 5. 

Aid. Sn©w moved the passage of the order. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt 61st street, from South Park 
avenue to State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was pa'ssed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 



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May 11, 

worth, Badeaoch, Eidmana, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
j^ay s—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, fft-ading and paving with 
slag macadam a system of streets as follows: 
Greenwood avenue, from 51st street to ooth 
street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

rea«-Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young. Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, Sinde- 
lar Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
' Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Bidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter— 63. 

^'a?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendatian, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 73d 
street, from Kimbark avenue to Washington 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

y-e,,,s.__Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AUing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, S.nde- 
lar Moertel, CuUertou, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss. 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, WiUiston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey. 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell,. Butter- 



worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson 
Ruxton. Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



Sa(/s 



-Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Jackson Park avenue, from 67th street t« 
75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

y-gas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AUing, 
/ackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preili, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever.Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt. Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler. Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
iV^a2/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows, to-wit.: Both sides of Prairie 
avenue, from 60th street to 63d street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Teas — Cough 1 in, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 

Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 

Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 

Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 

lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 

Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 

Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 

Powers, Moran. Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 

Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 

Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, WiUiston, 

Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 

Wendlmg, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 

worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 

Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



iyray«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on botli sides of 
68th street, from State street to South F&vk 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AUingf, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Proib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Priestudt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conncli, Butter- 
worth, Badcnoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63, 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the south side of 
56th street, from Ingleside avenue to Ellis 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

r«as— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson,. Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Buttcrworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter — 63. 

iVat/s—Conlon, Brennan— 3, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the east side of 



Indiana avenue, from 61st street to 63d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

r«as— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 68. 

Jffags — Conlon, Brennan— 3. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
South Chicago avenue, from 67th street to 
75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 
* 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 

Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 68. 

Ifay a— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of the north one- 
half of 59th street, from Cottage Grove ave- 
nue to Jackson Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was put upon its 



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passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ConghVin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,. Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Fri'estedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilluss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
N'ays—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the north one-half of 59th street, 
from Cottage GroTC avenue to Jackson 
Park avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
Coanty of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance" entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of- the 
north one-half of 59th street, from Cottage 
GroTe avenue to Jackson Park avenue," 
passed March 24th, 1902, he and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed June 9th, 1902, Warrant No. 3l04I, 
be and he same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the following orders: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to South Chicago Furnace Com- 
pany a permit to extend slip on their own 
property near UOth street, without any fee 
to city for such permit. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. Guhle to build a two-story 
addition, 133^ x '.0 feet, to his frame building 
now located at 9218 Ontario avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to the Illinois Steel Company a 
permit to put in box drain on the east side of 
Green Bay avenue from 85th to 87th streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Work« be and he is hereby directed to have 
the Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 
plank a crossing over their tracks at lOoth 
street, between Muskegon and South Chicago 
avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to lay a 
water main in Saginaw avenue, between SlUh 
and 87th streets, if upon investigation it is 
found that there is the required 10 per cent 
revenue. 

- Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby ordered to 



lay a water pipe^n Calh»un avenue, between 
105th and 107th streets, if upon investigation 
it is found that there is the required 10 per 
cent revenue. 

Ordered, That permission and authority is 
hereby granted to the abutting property 
owners on the south side of 106th street, be- 
tween Calumet River and Torrence avenue, to 
construct an open drain within the limits, 
above stated and also to construct a covered 
drain on anv portion of said street within 
said limits, and to fill such portion of the 
ditch in which the eovered drain is so con- 
structed and to improve the street along said 
frontage, said work to be done under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and said property owners may pro- 
cure said improvement by private contr ct at 
their own expense. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to notify 
the Illinois Central Railroad Company to 
erect an arc light at 74th street and Railroad 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to lay 



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watei- pipe in Caroadelet avenue, from 
131st to Howard avenue; in Houston avenue, 
from 130tli street to Howard avenue; in 
Erie avenue, from IBOtli street to Howard 
avenue; in Howard avenue, from Carondelet 
avenue to IbSth street; in 136th street, from 
Buffalo avenue to Howard avenue; in Supe- 
rior avenue, from 131st to 133d street. 

Ordered, That the Local Board of Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to re- 
peal cement sidewallc ordinance on both sides 
of Avenue M, from 104th to 106th streets, 
and have estimates made for a cinder side- 
wallc on same. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Garriety to erect an electric sign at No. 103 
92d street, said sign to be erected under the 
direction of the City Electrician and to be 
removed at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented an ordinance in 
favor' of John P. Neu for a switch traclf , 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alley, S. D. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the claim of Mrs. 
Josephine Pittmanslfi on account of redemp- 
tion taxes; also the claim of Mrs. Ella Bran- 
nigan for rebate of special assessment, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of 87th street, from Railroad avenue to Coles 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yem — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfiiss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 



Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendliug, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worih, B^denoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

JVaya — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: On both sides of Ontario avenue, 
from 79th street to Illinois avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: On the north side of 86th street, 
from Superior avenue to Green Bay avenue, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson Carey, 



May 11, 

Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badeaocb. Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson^ 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. • 



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jSfays—Conlon, IJrennan- 



-2. 



ALSO 



ALSO, 

A recommeDdation, ordinance and estin:iate ■ 
for a cinder sidewalk on the west side of 
Avenue H, from 106tti street to 108th street. 
By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas— Cou^hUn, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, M'^ynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Sindc- 
lar, Mf.ertel, Cullcrton, Cervcny, Zimmcr, 
Fri'cstedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskf, Dover, Sitts, 
Powers, Mman, Finn, Patterson, Minwcgen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling. Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, B denoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
RuxtfJn, Woodward, Hunter — 1»3. 

iVa//.s— Conlon, Biennan— 2. 

ALSO 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder sidewalk on both side^ of 
Avenue J., from 97th to 100th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ConghWa, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder ndewalk on a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: Both sides of Ave- 
nue N, from 100th street to 106th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

jea.s. _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
, Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
j Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
' lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
I Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
! Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
i Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
! Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
I Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, 
I Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
j Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
I worth. Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
I Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



i^ai/s— Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 



iVaj/.v— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti-mate 
for a plank sidewalk on both sides of T6th 
street, from South Chicago avenue to Jack- 
son Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

j-cos — Coughlin, Kenua, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jiickson, Foreman. Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Roonev, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones,' Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N-vak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullert(,n, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever. Sitts, 
Powers, M'^ran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer,' Dougherty, Sullivan, Hernnanu, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, VV^illist.n, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenocii, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Wcodwaid, Hunter— 63. 
iVrt?/«— ConUn. Brennan--a. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



May 11, 



1903 



for a sewer in Coles avenue, fronn 7ist street 
to 73d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuck art, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sltts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That permission be granted to L. 
J. Kite to erect a sign post In front of prem- 
ises located at 260 West 12th street, to be 
removed at any time on the order of His 
Honor the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician issue 
permit to J. Simon to hang electric sign in 
front of store located at 266 West i2th street. 
Said sign to be erected in accordance with 
the rules and regulations required by the De- 
partmen,t of Electricity, and to be removed at 
any time on the order of His Honor the Mayor 
or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Preib presented an ordinance in favor 
of Edward Ellsworth for a switch track 
across Johnson street, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a reconimendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Johnson 



street, from West 16th street to West 18th 
street. 

By unaiiimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Fick, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 68. 

iVavs— Conlon, Brennan— 3. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt West 12th plaee, 
from South Canal street to South Jefferson 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Preib, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
R oney, Mavor, Young, Snow,c- Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindc- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cervony, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dev6r,Sitts, 
Pv>wers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Buttcrworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter— 63. 

N^ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendetion, ordinance and estimate 
for a plank sidewalk on both sides of South 
Union street, from West 12th street to Lum- 
ber street. 



h 



}[ 



:!; 



-i 



May 11 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Fick, tiie ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

-ffrt.^_Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jacksrn, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rv»oney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestcdt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitis, 
Powers, Moi an, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Weroo, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conaoll, Batter- 
worth, B .denoch, Eldmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



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TENTH WARD. 

i 

Aid. Novak and Sindelar presented the fol- | 

lowing orders: I 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to German Turners to string 
banner at intersection of 18th street and 
Blue Island avenue; said banner to be re- 
moved at any time on order of the Mayor 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to P. H. Caraher to erect a frame 
fence on vacant property in front of 518 to 
522 West 13th street; same to be 10 feet high 
from street grade. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to ThoR. Cusack to erect a temporary 
shelter shed on 428 and 430 West 15th street, 
the same to be removed at any time by order 
of the Mayor. 

■Ordered, That in remodeling the front of 
573 Blue Island avenue, the Albert Lurie 
Company is hereby permitted to cause a pro- 
jeetion of 3 feet by 4 feet 6 inches to be built 
at the entrance to said store; provided, how- 
ever, that permit so granted shall be subject 
to revocation at any time by the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



he is hereby notified to issue permit to James 
J. Lyons, 601 Blue Island avenue, Chicago, 
to erect an electric sign, size 3x5 feet, subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time and 
to be made in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt West 13th 
street, from Waller street to Laflin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Novak, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Fms — Cough 1 in, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendlmg, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



Nays — Conlon, Breanan— 2. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That in accordance with a resolu- 
tion adopted at a meeting of the property 
owners fronting on 18th street, between Hal- 
sted and Leavitt streets, held on March 19th, 
1903, the proper authorities of the city are 
hereby directed to cause the Chicago Union 
Traction Company to place 18th street, be- 
tween its tracks, in proper condition at once. 

Whereas, Many complaints are made by 
the owners of property fronting on streets 
sought to be improved, that the expense of 
such improvement is greatly increased by 
destroying the good stone curbing already in 
use; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve 



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May 11, 

meots repoft to this Council at its next 
regular meeting as to what claim, if any, 
there is in the above mentioned complaint. 
" WHBRBA8, For years past the business men 
nd property holders along "West 22d street, 
etween Jefferson street, Blue Island avenue 
and Talman avenue, have been anxiously 
awaiting the improvement of the said thor- 
oughfare. The causes of such delay has 
been brought about by the refusal of the con- 
tractors to bid on such work, for the reason 
Ihat they or the city would be unable to 
collect the assessment levied against the 
Chicago General Railway Company, as its 
portion of the legal assessment, as that com- 
pany is now and has been for some time in 
the hands of a Receiver; and 

Whereas, The roadbed and tracks of the 
Chicago General Railway Company in 22d 
street are a menace to adjoining property and 
the portion of the street occupied by its 
tracks is in such condition that it is unsafe, 
dangerous to cross and a nuisance; and 

Whereas, Various conferences between 
the bond and stock holders, the Receiver and 
others interested, with a view of arranging 
some agreement by which the assessment for 
such improvement might be met, has proved 
of no avail; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and is hereby directed to take immediate 
steps to prohibit the further use of 22d 
street by the Chicago General Railway Com- 
pany, to the end that the work of the improve- 
ment of that street may be proceeded with, 
without further delay. 

Chicago, May llth,- 1903. - 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— The undersigned respectfully 
represents that he is the owner of Lot 114 in 
Harlan's Subdivision, Section 32-39-14, front- 
ing on Mosspratt street, No. 3307, and 
that he entered into a contract with Frank 
Rutkowsky, January 5th, 1903, to construct a 
two-story and basement flat building at No. 
3307 Mosspratt street, under certain plans 
and specifications, but as I have been unable 
until the present time to raise the necessary 
money to proceed with the work, therefore I 
^ respectfully petition your Honorable Body to 
authorize the construction of said building 
under the original plans and specifications. 
. Respectfully, 

John Hebel. 



1903 

Ordered, That the Building Department be 
and is hereby requested t© issue a permit to 
Frank Rutkowski, to erect a two-story and 
basement flat building at No. 3307 Mosspratt 
street, in accordance with the petition and 
plans hereto attached. 

Which were, ®n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. CuUerton presented the claim of 
Joseph Koska and James Roskot for special 
assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a plank sidewalk on both sides 
of South Wood street, from West 16th street 
to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moertel, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

7^ja6_-Coughlia, Kcnna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Sindo- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Ziminor, 
Priestcdt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dover, Sitls, 
Powers, M')i an, Finn, Patterson, Minwogen, 
Pala:ior, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehcmann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conncll, Butter- 
worth, Bddcnoch, Eidmanu, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a plank sidewalk on both sides of South 
Robey street, from Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Tert.s- _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 






May 11, 

Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehraan. Larson, Carey, 
Wendllng, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



64 1903 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cerveny presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby ordered and directed 
to issue a permit to William Kasper, 1163 
South St. Louis avenue, to erect a brick cot- 
tage six feet above grade; said cottage to be 
supported by posts. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following ordi- 
nance: 
Be it ordained by the (Jity Coimril of the t'ity 

of Chicago: 

SbctionM. That the sidewali< line on the 
east side of California avenue, frem 16th 
street to 18th street, be and the same is hereby 
established at the curb tine. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of or- 
dinances in conflict herewith are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yea.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Ficl<. Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 



Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

2fays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



Aid. Zimmer presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician have 
gas lamps placed on both sides of West 22d 
place, between Washtenaw avenue and Cali- 
fornia avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claim of Mrs. 
Huebner for repairing defective sewer; also 
the claims of J. O'Rourke and Thos. Casey 
for special assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendatien. ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt the present 
roadway of South Albany avenue, from 
West 22d street to West 26th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cerveny, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever. Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnsoi, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Ifays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation", ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in the west and north 
sides of Marshall boulevard, from West 19th 
street to the South Branch of the Chicago 
river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 



May 11, 



05 



1903 



Zimmer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Yeas — Conghlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young:, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dcver, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Lcachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

I^ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in the east and north 
sides of Marshall boulevard, from West 19th 
street to the South Branch of the Chicago 
river. 

By unanimous corsent, on motion of Aid. 
Cerveny, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Feas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,- Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Friestedt presented an order for a 
eement sidewalk on both sides of Trumbull 
avenue, from Colorado avenue to" Harrison 
street, which was 



Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Friestedt presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
allow the erection of a shelter shed or coal 
bin for the storage of coal in the yards of the 
Western Fuel Company at the southwest 
corner of Adams and Rockwell streets, as 
per plans submitted. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Scully presented the claims of Bridget 
Hogan, A. D. Perry and O. L. Meinlies for 
special assessment rebates; also the claim of 
Mary Muzik for personal injuries; also an 
order to waive appeal and writ of error in 
the case of W. A. Amberg, trustee vs. the 
City of Chicago, General No. 228124 in the 
Superior Court; also an order to waive ap- 
peal and writ of error in all iudgments ren- 
dered in the Circuit and Superior Courts for 
the recovery of special assessment rebates or 
refunds in certain cases; also the claim of 
premises No. 58 East Division street for de- 
crease of water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Scully presented an order for paving 
Carroll avenue, from St. Louis avenue to 
Central Park avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid: Scully presented a petition of property 
owners to change the name of Polk street, 
between Kedzie avenue and Garfield Park 
boulevard, to Ninth Avenue boulevard, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Street 
Nomenclature. 

Aid. Scully presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve, 
mentsbe and they are hereby directed to delay 
request for passage of ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of South Spaulding 
avenue, from Fillmore street to West 12th 
street until the ordinance for paving said 
street shall have been passed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



i 



May 11, 



66 



The Beard of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for cement sidewalk on the north 
side of West Lake street, from North Homan 
avenue to North Central Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Friestedt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
-nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minweffen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Bhemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohnsOD, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Jiays — Con Ion, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the west side of 
North Harding avenue, from West Lake 
street to the C. & N. W. R. R. (Galena 
Division). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimaie therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter— 63. 

N'ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a plank sidewalk &u a system of streets 



as follows, to-wit : Both sides of South Camp- 
bell avenue, from Ogden avenue to a point 
605.7 feet north of the north line of Ogden 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Friestedt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers. Jloran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodwaid, Hunter— 63. 

If ays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A reconimendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Fillmore street, from 
South Central Park avenue to Douglas boule- 
vard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers. Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 1)3. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO. 

A lecommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 



May 11. 



67 



IVIU'd 



South St. Louis avenue, from Lexington 
street to Harvard street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Friestedt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith aprroved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wcndling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badonnch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 03. 

Navs — Conlon, Brennan — 2, 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented an- ordinance to 
vacate the 16 foot alley between Lots 15, 16, 
17 and 18, in Block 9, Wright & Webster's 
Subdivision, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claims of 
Walter S. Baldwin and Byron A. Baldwin 
for special assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Harkin presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Solomon, No. 583 Grand avenue, to place an 
electric sign in front of said premises; said 
sign to be erected in accordance with rules 
and regulations of Electrical Department. 
This permit to be subject to revocation at 
any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on the north 



side of Lee place, from North Hoyne avenue 
to North Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, ^ Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Naya — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Oakley avenue, from Washington boulevard 
to 60 feet south of West Kinzie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^av«— Conlon, Brennan— 2, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Carroll avenue, from North Homan avenue 
to Nortli St. Louis avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



May 11, 



68 



1903 



Maypole, the ordinance was pass'ed and the j 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and j 

nays as follows: ! 

! 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Allim, I 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, i 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimnier, J 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Bell fuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, ; 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, '< 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUiran, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, } 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- j 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, ! 
RuxtOD, Woodward, Hunter — 63. j 

Jffays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Kedzie avenue, from 
Carroll avenue to West 13th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prcib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimuier, 
Friestiedt, Scully, Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen. 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson. 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

JVay.s — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt North Ashland ave- 
nue, from Grand avenue to 35 feet south of 
Clybourn place. 

By unanimous consent, on motioq. of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and th« 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Hays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Francisco avenue, from West Lake street to 
Chicago and North Western Railway. 

By unanitDous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing:, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendlinjf, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter--63. 

ITays — Conlon, Brennan— 2, 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Wal- 
nut street, from North Western avenue to 
North Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing,. 



May 11, 



69 



1903 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jone?, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Qullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidraann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

iV^a^/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in West Ohio street, 
from North Kedzie avenue to Franklin boule- 
vard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as fellows : 

Teas — CoMghVin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradlej'', O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidraann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^aj/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in West Ohio street, from 
North Albany avenue to Franklin boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dever, Silts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^a?/.s—Conlon, Brennan -2. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an order for a 
cement sidewalk on both sides of Crystal 
street, from Rockwell street to California 
avenue ; also an order for opening Division 
street through Humboldt Park, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claims of Rev. 
J. Hodge, Cremin & O'Connor and Joseph 
Pilot, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt North 
Leavitt street, from West North avenue to 
West Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Beilfuss, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays—Conlovi, Brennan— 2. 



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! ALSO, 

A recoramendatioD, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: Both sides of "West Division 
street, from North California avenue to Mil- 
waukee avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Anderson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Youner, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward Hunter— (53. 

Nay.s — Conloti, Brennan — 2. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the claim of 
the Chicago Sash, Door and Blind Manu- 
facturing Company for refund of money paid 
for compensation under switch track ordi- 
nance, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented an ordinance 
in favor of Alwart Bros, for a switch track 
on a part of Binzo place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following orders: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and is hereby directed to issue permit 
to Frank Kolassa to complete building now 
in course of construction, located at 24 
Matena court. 

Ordered, Tbat the City Electrician be and 
is hereby directed to issue permit to E. Eden- 
burg to hang electric sign in front of prem- 



ises at 915 Milwaukee avenue; same in com- 
pliance with city ordinance, subject to 
removal on order of Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to the Michael Reese Council, 
No.. 1538 of the Royal Arcanum, to string 
banner in front of premises at 1046 and 1047 
Milwaukee avenue for a period of 15 days; 
subject to ordinances and approval of His 
Honor, the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed 

Aid. Kunz presented the claims of Jacob 
Malcyzk, W. Cholewinski. T. Koedziozswski 
and M. Mendyk for special assessment re- 
bates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Fleetwood 
street, from North avenue to Elston avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Kunz, re- 
committed to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Dever presented the following orders! 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Co- 
operative Store to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at the northeast corner of 
Milwaukee avenue and North Carpenter 
street, the dimensions of said sign to be 7 feet 
by 3 feet by 16 feet. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Department Store Clerks' 
Association to string banner over intersec- 
tions of Milwaukee avenue and Halsted 
street and Clark street and Chicago avenue 
for period of thirty days, subject to revoca- 



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tion at any time by the Mayor or Commis- 
sioner of Public Worlds. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dever presented the following ordi- 
nance. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted the 
Devoe & Raynolds Company to construct and 
maintain a team scale and necessary operating 
appurtenances, in the City of Chicago. The 
location of said scale to be seventy feet from 
the street line of Halsted street and ten feet 
from the curb line of Superior street. The 
work of construction in and about the 
placing of said- scale shall be done under 
the supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine ten 
years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the said Devoe & Raynolds Company 
shall at all times keep said scale and the por- 
tion of the street immediately surrounding 
the same in good condition and repair and safe 
for public travel, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. The rights and privileges here- 
by granted are subject to revocation by the 
Mayor in his discretion at any time after the 
expiration of the time fixed by this ordinance 
for the continuance of the rights and privileges 
hereby granted; and upon the termination 
of said rights and privileges, or the revoca 
tion thereof by the Mayor after the expira 
tion of the time of said ordinance, aforesaid 
said Devoe & Raynolds Company shall forth 
vfith remove said scale and its appurtenances 
and restore said street to its proper condition 
so that the portion of said street where said 
scale had been located shall be put in the 



same condition as the other parts of the same 
street in the same block. 

Section 4. Before any work may be done 
under the authority of this ordinance said 
Devoe & Raynolds Companyshall execute and 
deliver to the City of Chicago a good and sufla- 
cient bond, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, in the penal sum of five thousand 
(15,000) dollars, conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any andall loss, damage, expense, cost 
orliability of any kind whatsoever, which may 
be suffered by it, the said City of Chicago, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from the said city by reason 
of the location of the said scale as herein 
authorized, or by reason, directly or indi- 
rectly, of the passage of this ordinance, or by 
reason of any act or thing done by the said 
Devoe & Raynolds Company by virtue of the 
authority of this ordinance, and conditioned 
further to observe and perform all and singu- 
lar the conditions of this ordinance. 

Section 5. 'ihis ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and the filing of the bond herein provided 
for with the City Clerk of the City of 
Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Priestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, . 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenocb, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nai/s — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Dever presented the following ordi- 
dance: 

Whbkeas, The alley approach leading to 



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the west side of the north approach to the 
Sangamon street viaduct (which said alley 
approach lies one hundred and seventeen 
(117) feet north of the north line of West 
Kinzie street, and between West Kinzie 
street and Austin avenue, and which said ap- 
proach is twelve (13) feet in width and one 
hundred and twenty-five (125) feet in length) 
has become out of repair so that the public 
cannot use the said alley approach with 
safety ; and 

WHEREA.S, It is the duty of the Chicago, 
Milwaulcee and St. Paul Railway Corapany, 
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railroad Company and the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company to main- 
tain and keep in repair the said Sangamon 
street viaduct and the approaches thereto; 
and 

Whereas, The said railroad companies 
have failed and neglected to repair and keep 
in repair said alley approach to said Sanga- 
mon street viaduct; and 

Whereas, The City Engineer has prepared 
plans and specifications for the repair of the 
said alley approach to said viaduct, and has also 
prepared an estimate of the cost and expense 
of the making of the said repairs, which said 
cost and expense is estimated to be the sum 
of four hundred and ninety dollars (*490.00) ; 
now, therefore, 

Be it onlai'ied by the CHij Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, the Pitts- 
burg, Cincinnatti, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railroad Company, and the -Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company immedi- 
ately repair the bent approach in the 
first alley north of West Kinzie street, lead- 
ing up to the west side of the north approach 
to the Sangamon street viaduct, the length of 
which said alley approach is one hundred and 
twenty-five (125) feet, in the following man- 
ner: 
At the west end of said alley approach 



place two 10x10 in. by 12 ft. white pine sills 
on the ground about thirteen (13) ft. center 
to center fourteen (14) ft. east thereof place 
a similar sill ; fourteen (14) ft. east of the last 
mentioned sill place another similar sill, all 
said sills to be of same material and same 
dimensions; place on said last mentioned sill 
a 10x10 in. by 12 ft. white pine cap and block 
same up to proper height; east of this point, 
fourteen (14) ft. center to center, construct 
five timber bents, each one to consist of a 
10x10 in. by 12 ft. white pine sill, a 10x10 in. 
by 12 ft. white pine cap and three (3) 10x10 
in. white pine posts, varying in length from 
about 2 ft. 6 in. to about 9 ft. ; the four east- 
erly bents to be sway-braced latterly on both 
sides with 3x10 in. white pine planks, well 
spiked to sills, caps and po'sts, and braced 
longitudinally in. pairs with 3x10 in. white 
pine planks, the two easterly bents forming 
one pair and the two bents west of this pair 
formins: another pair; on top of all of the 
said bents place eight rows of 3x12 in. by 16 
ft. white pine stringers about 1 ft. 6 in. center 
to center, and rest east end of east set of said 
stringers on curb wall: lay planking on the 
roadway, consisting of 3 in. oak planks 12 ft. 
long, each plank to be fastened to each 
stringer with two 60 d spikes: all timber to 
be first class, free from sap, full size, free 
from wind shake?, large or loose knots, de- 
cayed or sap wood, worm holes, wane or other 
defects, impairing its strength or durability : 
all timber to be well spiked together and 
all work to be performed in a thorough 
and workmanlike manner and according 
to the plan on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, all work to be 
finished within thirty days of the date of the 
passage of this ordinance. 

Section 2. In the event that the said rail- 
road companies fail to begin the work of 
making said repairs to said alley approach in 
the manner provided by Section 1 of this 
ordinance within seventy-two (72) hours after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, the 
Commissioner of Public Works is hereby au- 



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tborized and directed to immediately proceed 
to repair the said alley approach in the manner 
provided by Section 1 of this ordinance, and 
the expense thereof shall be charged to the said 
Chicago, Milwaul<ee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railroad Company, and the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany, and the said expense of maldng said 
repairs shall be recovered from said railroad 
companies by the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N vak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully,^ Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

.Va?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Sitts presented t-he following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Norwegian National League 
to hang a banner across Milwaukee avenue, 
from No. 369 on said avenue to Aurora Hall, 
subject to revocation at any time by the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt a system of 
streets, as follows- Currier street, from 
Augusta street to Crittenden street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Derer,- the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 



Fm6 — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward Hunter— 63. 

JSTays — Conlon, Brennan- 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate* 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Ada street, from West Chicago avenue to 
West Huron street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sitts, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows •. 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey,- 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

^Va?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Ada street, from West Erie street to Grand 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dever, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 



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lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwe^en, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
^Y^^y^.—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



EIGHTEENTH V7ARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with granite blocks West 
Quincy street, from South Halsted street to 
South Desplaines street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Conlon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas - Cougblin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moyniban, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever. Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

]\fays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
St. John's court, from West Lake street to 
Arbour place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brennan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

y^as_Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler. Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Xays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows : On both sides of West Lake street, 
from Ashland avenue to Ann street., etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Conlon. the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

y-grt.s—Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, A.lling, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUivau, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton', Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

3^fl^/.s_Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Ada street, from Austin avenue to West 
Kinzie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brennan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yeas — Cougblin, Kenna, Dixon, -Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



May 11, 

Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Andersoa, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwe^en, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmano, Bihl. Johnston, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i\^a?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Also, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a stone sidewalk on both sides of South 
Clinton street, from West Randolph street to 
West Van'Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Conlon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

ye«>,. — Coughlin, Kenua, Dixon, Ailing-, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski< Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i\^a?ys— Conlon , Brennan— 2. 



75 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Frank Sacino to move the rear part 
of his house to the rear of lot at No. 103 
Sholto street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moran presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is herebv directed to issue a permit to Samuel 



1903 

Prince to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 289 West r2th street, (length 5 ft. 
6 in. ; height, 2 ft. 3 in. ; width, 5 in. ; weight, 
70 lbs). Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
cable by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to S. 
Friedman to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 430 South Halsted street. 
(Length, 5 ft. 6 in. ; height, 2 ft. 3 in. ; width, 
3 in.; weight, 70 lbs.) Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Horace C. Nelson to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 203 South Halsted street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby directed to stay all 
proceedings in the matter of Warrant 
No. .... for 16-foot cement sidewalk on Blue 
Island avenue, between Harrison street and 
I2th street, until September, 1903. (Ordinance 
passed March 16, 1903.) 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and. it is hereby directed to stay all 
proceedings in the matter of Warrant 
No. ...for 6-foot cement sidewalk on Polk 
street, from. Halsted street to Centre avenue, 
until August, 1903. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moran presented the claim of Cather- 
ine Kelly for special assessm.ent rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

■' The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 



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tiraate for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt South Sangamon street, from West 
Harrison street to Gurley street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Couirhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskl, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Wiliiston, 
Blake, Butler. Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling. Bradley, O'Connell, b'utter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

JVai/s — Cor.lon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Tilden avenue, from South Morgan street to 
Aberdeen street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moran, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihian, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, • Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, A^'illiston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter — 03. 

yays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with brick 
all the alleys in the block bounded by South 
Clinton, South Jefferson, De Koven and 
Bunker streets. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and. 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Roeney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Wiliiston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell,. Butter- 
worth. Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton. Woodward, Hunter- 63. 

Xar/s — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving ^^ith ereosoted wooden blocks 
AVest Taylor street, from South Canal street 
to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moran, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Wiliiston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnston, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Xays -Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the claim of D. B. Fay for 
rebate of special assessment, placed on file 



May 11, 

March 18th, 1901, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Financj Cornnfiittee. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T. A. Schwartz, No. 366 Ogden avenue, to 
place an electric sign in front of said premises, 
said sign to be erected in accordance with 
rules and regulations of Electrical Depart- 
ment. This permit to be subject to revoca- 
tion at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to H. 
King, No. 779>^ Madison street, to place an 
electric sign in front of said premises, said 
sign to be erected in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of Electrical Depart 
ment. This permit to be subject to revoca- 
tion at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented the claim of Rose 
Cohen for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Patterson presented a resolution 
pledging the members of the City Council 
not to request free or reduced rate transpor 
tation from steam railroads, and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution re- 
questing all railroad officials whose roads 
enter the City of Chicago to honor in the 
future all requests of Aid. Patterson for free 
transportation, and moved to substitute the 
same for the resolution under consideration. 

Aid. Williston moved the reference of the 
whole subject matter to the Committee on 
Street Nomenclature. 

Aid. Novak moved to suspend the rules to 
place the same on file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Ye^—Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Jackson, 
Foreman, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, Mavor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cul- 
lerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, Friestedt, Scully, 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bren- 
nan, Powers, Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, 
Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, Butler, 



77 1903 

Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 60. 

Nays— AlWng, Stuckart, Moran, Patterson, 
O'Conneil — 5. 

Aid. Novak moved that the whole matter 
be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Finn presented the foUowiua: order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is herdby directed to notify the Chicago 
Telephone Company to remove at once the 
telephone poles from West Polk street, be- 
tween Loomis street and Ogden avenue, as 
said street is about to be paved. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on a system of 
streets, as follows, to-wit. : Both sides of 
South Wood street, from West Harrison 
street to West 12th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Finn the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneil, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

yai/«— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Jackson place, from South Hoyne avenue to 
South Leevitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Patterson, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, ' Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Mdynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Boilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Mluwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUiyan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohmsoB, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^a^«— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 



Aid. Minwegan presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Knights and Ladies of 
Honor to string four banners until June 15, 
1903, at the following named places: Chicago 
avenue and North Clark street, Halsted south 
of Van Buren street, Halsted and Milwaul<ee 
avenue, Wngbtvvood and Lincoln avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Miller & McGinn is to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 26 North Clark street, 
2 ft. 6 inches wide by four feet long. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented an order for 
paving with brick the alley between North 
Clark and La Salle avenue, from Division 
street to North avenue. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Minwegen presented an ordinance in 



favor of Wakem & McLaughlin for a switch 
track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Minwegen presented a resolution pro- 
viding that the city should receive the full 
market value of the real estate as its interest 
in the property vacated by any ordinance of 
the City Council, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Jackson moved the reference of the 
resolution to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Minwegen moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved the adoption of the 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

r<?a-s— Dixon, Stuekart, Rooney, Mavor, 
Snow, Moertel. Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Bell fuss, 
Anderson, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Bren- 
nan, Finn, Patterson Minwegen, Palmer, 
Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, 
Carey, Bradley, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 40. 

.Va?/.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Dailey, Sloan, Young, Bencett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Harkin. Kunz, Conlou, Powers, Moran, 
Ehemann, Williston, Wendling, Butterworth, 
Badenoch — •io. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, Ordinances have heretofore 
been passed by the City Council vacating 
streets and alleys of the City of Chicago in 
which compensation has been tixed to be paid 
by the abutting owners or persons to whom, 
upon such vacation, title would pass of the 
street or alley so vacated; and 

Whereas, Such compensation has been 
fixed at a sum in most cases much less than 
the value of the interest of the city in the 
street or alley so vacated; now, therefore, 
be it 

liemJved, That in all cases where a street 
or alley or part thereof is vacated and com- 
pensation is received for such vacation from 
adjoining owners or other persons, it is the 



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sense of this Council ttiat the city should re- 
ceive for its interest in the property so 
vacated an amount not less than the full 
market value of the real estate. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nechols Bros, to erect a sign, 18x54 inches, in 
front of No. 116 Wells street. Said sign to 
be erected in accordance with the rules of the 
Department of Electricity and subject to re- 
vocation at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, grading 
and paving with granite blocks, Orleans 
street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Kooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick. Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Naijs — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO,- 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, grading and paving 
with granite blocks Cass street, from Mich- 
igan street to the first alley south of Michigan 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Palmer, the -ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and naj's 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing,, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 



Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A report. and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the opening of St. Clair street, 
from Superior street to Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AX ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for opening St. Clair 
street, from Superior street to Chicago 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Co k, and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained ly the City Coujicil oj the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the opening of St. Clair 
street, from Superior street to Chicago ave- 
nue," passed November 8th, 1897, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
I assessment made under the provisions of said 






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ordinance, Docket No. 16738 of the County 
Court of said County, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to have the 
petition in said cause dismissed. 

Section 3. This ordinan ce shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of the alleys 
between Ontario street Ohio street, St. Clair 
street and Lincoln Pack boulevard. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Mvnwegen, 
deferred. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the following 
order : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works and City Electrician be and they are 
hereby directed to remove all telegraph poles 
on Orleans street, from Chicago avenue to 
Division street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dougherty presented orders as fol- 
lows, viz. : 

For asphalt paving on Ohio street, from 
Wells street to Kingsbury street. 

For asphalt paving on Ontario street, from 
Wells street to Kingsbury street. 

For asphalt paving on Erie street, from 
Wells street to east approach of Erie street 
bridge. 

For asphalt paving on Huron street, from 
Franklin street to Roberts street. 

For asphalt paving on Hobble street, from 
Sedgwick street to Hawthorne street. 

For asphalt paving on Crosby street, from 
Division street to Larrabee street. 

For asphalt paving on Elm street, from 
Sedgwick street to Crosby Street. 

For asphalt paving on Illinois street, from 
Orleans street to Kingsbury street. 



For asphalt paving on Indiana street, from 
Wells street to Indiana street bridge. 

For curbing and asphalt paving on Oak 
street, from Larrabee street to Hawthorne 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby instructed to remove eight 
telephone poles on Vedder street, between 
Division street and Larrabee street, as said 
street is to be improved. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to H. 
W. Daly, 39 Wells street, to erect an electric 
sign in front of his premises. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance with 
the rules of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the claim of Louis 
C. Keter for rebate of special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Park avenue, from Tell street to Schiller 
street 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dougherty, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Ffiestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kucz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemannt Willlston, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendllng, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

xVtM/.s— Conlon, Brennan--2. 



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TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented certain petitions from 
various business interests of the city petition- 
ing the City Council to pass the pending 
ordinance granting the right to the company 
having the contract from the United States 
Government to carry U. S. mails by pneu- 
matic tubes to lay said tubes, v*rhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Werno presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hans Kaehler to place an electric sign in 
front of his place of business at the corner 
of Lincoln avenue and Larrabee street; which 
sign shall be constructed in accordance with 
the rules and regulations'of the Department 
of Electricity of the City of Chicago, and the 
dimensions thereof shall be eighteen inches 
by fifty-four inches, and shall have the words 
"Ladies' and Gents Restaurant" thereon; 
which permit shall be subiect to revocation 
at any time by the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Werno presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Resolved, That the Special Committee on 
Public Baths be continued, and that the 
Mayor be and he is hereby authorized to ap- 
point the members thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of a resolution passed 
by the City Council, February 4th, 1901. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

In aceordance with the foregoing resolu- 
tion His Honor, the Mayor, appointed the 
following committee: 

Aid. Werno, Chairman. 

Aid. Ehemann. 

Aid. Ailing. 

Aid. Brennan. 

Aid. Minwegen, , 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Lincoln avenue, from FuUerton avenue to 
Wells street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Herrmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Dunn, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Schmidt and Ehemann presented an 
order for paving Bissell street, from Belden 
avenue to 150 feet south of Webster avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aids. Schmidt, Ehemann and Blake pre- 
sented an order for paving Lincoln ave- 
nue, from Wrightwood avenue to Westeru 
avenue, said street to be paved with such 
materials and upon such terms as to payment 
as the Board of Local Improvements shall 
determine, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, 

Aid. Ehemann presented the claim of Mrs. 
Anna Marie Dess for special assessment re- 
bate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ehemann presented an ordinance ia 
favor of the Northwestern Terra Cotta Com- 
pany to construct a bridge over Wrightwood 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 






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estimate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Garfield avenue, from Nursery street to 
Lewis street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scbmidt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing' 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, young. Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
iar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakovvski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen. 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmanu, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

i\^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Webster avenue, from Dominick street to 
North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ehemann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Ward 
street, from Diversey boulevard 1o Dunning 
street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, t)ixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Younsr, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones. Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 03. 

iV'a?/*— Conlon, Bfennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Fullerton avenue, from North Halsted street 
to the right of way of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ehemann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

jS^avs— Conlon, Brennan — 2 . 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows, to-wit: North Ashland avenue, 
from Catalpaavenue to Belmont avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— (JoughWn, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Younj?, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones. Moynihan, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cutlerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendaiion, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in Perry street, from 
Clybourn avenue to DIversey boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ehemann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
!ar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



iVa|/«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Batcheller Pneumatic Tube Com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Williston and Dunn presented front- 
age consents in favor of changing the name 



of Touhy avenue, between Lake Michigan 
and Western avenue to Kenilworth avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Williston presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to O. 
L. Bentley & Son to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 1874 Evanston avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the C ty Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be- revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to B. F. Weber & Co. to lay house 
drains in Hood avenue, from Clark street to 
Southport avenue, upon the payment of one 
five dollar (fo 00) fee, the regular fee to be 
paid in the case of each drain whenever it is 
extended for use, and to be under the super- 
vision of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
The said B. F. Weber is to pay the regular 
fees fixed by the department for the inspec- 
tion of house drains (private) and deposit 
ten (10) per cent of the estimated cost of the 
work as a guarantee of the same for one 
year, as required by city specifications. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of 
M. R. McKennan for rebate on water main 
constructed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Sheffield avenue, 
from North Clark street to Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 



May 11, 

lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkia, Beilfuss, 
Anderson., Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, 'grading and macadamizing 
Wrightwood avenue, from Lincoln avenue to 
Racine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i\rav«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Hazel 
street, from Lelaud avenue to Windsor ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer. 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 



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Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

JSfays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Pratt 
avenue, from Ridge avenue to North Clark 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUiran, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendlmg, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the east side of 
Hampden court, from Deming place to 
Wrightwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 



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Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendllng, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badeaoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63.' 

N'ays — Conlon. Brennan — -2. 



ALSO, 

A recotnmendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a-eement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Clark street, from Howard street to Touhy 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on niotion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Bellfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

N'ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Perry 
street, from Sherwin avenue to Greenleaf 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, fctuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 



worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 03. 

iVa?/.s — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Far- 
well avenue, from Ridge avenue to North 
Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Fea-s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloau, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimnaer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegeu, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, CaiBy, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnsoa, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVay«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of South- 
port avenue, from Touhy avenue to Albion 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Williston, the ordinauce^was passed and the 
e5timate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Allinf^ 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, -Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter~63. ~ 

Wat/s— Conlon, Brennan— S. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Clark street, from Pratt avenue to Devon 
avenue. 

B3' unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Biadley O'Connell, Butter- 
\Vorth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

i^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Touhy 
avenue, ffom Ridge avenue to the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

ym.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitls, 
Powers, M(jiaLi, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougberty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, L^achman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, B :denoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnsofif 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

J\rai/«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Ridge avenue, from 



North Clark street to the easterly line of the 
right of way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiliiston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

J^a^s— Conlon, Brennan — 3. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in Francis street, 
from Ridge road to Southport avenue. 

■ By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AlliD|^ 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan.. 
I Rooney^ Mavor, Young, Snow, - Bennett, 
1 Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
I Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
\ Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
I Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
i Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
: Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
! Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
j Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
i worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
I Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

I Navs — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the opening of Beach court, from 
Irving Park boulevard to Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid* 
Williston, the ordinance was put upon its 



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passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AIHb^, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young', Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUertou, Cervcny, Zinaroer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Weino, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter— 63. 

iTava— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the opefting of 
Beach court, from Irving Park boulevard 
to Sheridan road, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the opening of Beach 
court, from Irving Park boulevard to Sheri- 
dan road," passed July 16th, 1899, be And the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance. Docket No. 18283 of the County Court 
of said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the Attorney for the 
Board of Local Improvements be and he is 
hereby directed to have the petition in said 
cause under Docket No. 18283 of said court 
dismissed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 



Works be and he is hereby instructed to 
issue a permit to the Bowen M. E. Church to 
make a 4-inch connection, without meter, 
with the main in Byron street, opposite the 
rear end of the church building of the said 
Bowen M. E. Church for supply pipe to 
church organ, said connection to be run to 
the curb free of cost to the said Bowen M. 
E. Church. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to issue 
a permit to All Saints Church, southwest 
corner Wilson and Hermitage avenue, to 
make a 4-in. connection without meter with 
the water main in Wilson avenue for a supply 
pipe to church organ; said connection to be 
run to curb by the city free of cost to 
said All Saints Church. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments stay all further proceedings on a pro- 
ceeding for special assessment under the ordi- 
nance passed March 23, 1903, for the building 
of a cement sidewalk on both sides of Bryn 
Mawr avenue, from North Robey street to 
the right of way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company until the further 
order of this Council. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake presented the following ordi- 
nanee: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be, and he is hereby, directed 
to issue to Henry F. Potgether, a permit to 
locate and sink a gasoline tank in the rear of, 
and adjacent to, the lot known and desig- 
nated as No. 1117 Melrose street, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook, and State of 
Illinois. Said gasoline tank to be four feet 
wide, by six feet long, by live feet deep; said 
gasoline tank to be encased in brick and con- 
crete casing, and to have a capacity of about 
fifty gallons; the top of the same to be sunk 
below the surface of the ground, and covered 
with a steel cover, and all to be done subject 
to the supervision of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and in accordance with his 
instructions. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage. 



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Which was on motiOQ duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young:, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkio, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitls, 
Powers. Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling. Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson. 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

N'ays — Conlon, Brennan^ — 2. 

Aid. Blake presented the claim of Mrs. 
Kate Englehardt for special assessment re- 
bate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake presented an ordinance for an 
elevated street railway commencing on the 
main line of the Northwestern Elevated 
Railway Company at a point near Graceland 
avenue and running thence west to a point 
on Irving Park boulevard between the right 
of way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company on the east and Lincoln 
street on the west, thence north to a point 
between Lawrence avenue on the north and 
Montrose avenue on the south, thence west to 
a point west of Western avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and macadam- 
izing (vnth novaculite) Grace street, from 
Lincoln avenue to West Ravenswood Park. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson. Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt. Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 



Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Hays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailoy, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,^ Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Andors"'n, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dover, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

N'ays — Conlon, Brennan — ^3. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, filling and paving with slag 
macadam Devon avenue, from North Clark 
street to Ridge avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



Ifays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 



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I 



Leavitt street, from Byron street to Wave- 
land avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance w^as passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Jfaj/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Winchester avenue, froni Lawrence avenue to 
Leland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved b3'^ yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,. Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

JVays — Con ion, Biennan — 2. 

ALSO 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water service pipes in North Robey 
street, from Roscoe street to Montrose ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

rm.N— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
R)oney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindc- 
lar, M'.crtel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Devcr, Sitts, 
Powers, Mr.iao, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling. Bradley, O'ConnoU, Butter- 
worth, B denoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

N'ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in Grace street, from 
North Robey street to Lincoln avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of AM. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

F(?a«— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 

I Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 

[ ward. Hunter — 63. 

I 

Nai/s — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in Waveland avenue, 
from North Robey street to Lincoln avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Jeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jack.son, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young. Snow. Bennett, 



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Jones, Moyaihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendiing, Bradley, (J'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidraann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
yai/s — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in East Ravenswood 
Park, from Foster avenue to Ainslie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — ConghVm, Kenua, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jonos, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Nivak, Sinde- 
lar, Moortcl, Cullert(,n, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, M'^ran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Lursan, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley. O'Connell, Butter- 
W(n-th, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 68. 

iV^a?/«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in North Marshtield 
avenue, from Addison street to Irving Park 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Tea.s _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 



PoWers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North Leavitt street, from 
Clay street to Ainslie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
wortb, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter -03. 

2iavs — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Bryn Mawr avenue, from C. & N. W. 
Ry. to Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

7g^.s_Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, .Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson Carey, 



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Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 68. 

NaijH — Conlon, ]>rennan — 2. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Bryn Mawr ave- 
nue, from the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway to Robey street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of (Uiicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cement sidewalk 
on both sides of Bryn Mawr avenue, from 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway to 
Robey street," passed March 23d, 1903, be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to cause a survey to be made on North 
54th court, from Lawrence avenue south to 
cover bouses, ana have a water main at once 
laid in said street, providing a 10 per cent, 
revenue will be derived therefrom. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of treets 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to George H. King to use space in front of 
premises at 1261-1263 North aventie on the 
sidewalk between the regular passageway 
and curb stone, for the temporary storage, at 
different times of goods and merchandise, 
said permit to be revoked at any time by the 
Street Superintendent. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to stay 



all proceedings in regard to the laying of a 
water main in North 41st court, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to Henderson street, and in 
West Roscoe street, from North 41st court to 
first alley west of same, until further action 
by the City Council. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to stay 
all proceedings in regard to the laying of a 
water main in North 54th court, from Carmen 
ayenue to Foster avenue, until further action 
by the City Council. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to 
stay all proceedings in regard to the opening 
of North 54th avenue, from Lawrence avenue 
to Higgins avenue, until further action by 
*the City Council. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 
stay all proceedings regarding a proposed 
cement sidewalk on the north side of Grand 
avenue, from North 72d avenue to a point 
213.35 feet east of North 71st court. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to substitute gas for 
gasoline lamp posts on all streets where gas 
mains are laid in Sections 15 and 22, Town- 
ship 40 North, Range 13, Irving Park. 

Which were, on motion, duly 



Aid. Butler presented orders as follows, 
viz: 

For 6-foot cinder walk on east side Spring- 
field avenue, from Mariana avenue to Diver- 
sey street. 

For 6-foot cinder walk on west side Avers 
avenue, from Mariana avenue to Diversey 
street. 

For 6-f®ot cinder walk on both sides 
Fletcher street, from Elston avenue to Wash- 
tenaw avenue. 

For a sewer in Wilson avenue, from North 
44th court to North 45th avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented an ordinance in favor 
of the Scudder Electric Light Company to 
lay electrical conductors in Wabash avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 



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Aid. Butler presented an order to perniit 
Swan Anderson to build a two-story brick 
flat at 1568 North Whipple street : also an 
ordinance ratifying a survey plat and accept- 
ing a deed by Harriet E. Sherman to certain 
property lying between George street, Mil- 
waukee avenue, Everett street. Second street, 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and 
First street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Leachinan presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
build the necessary crossings in North 47th 
avenue, between Armitage and Fullerton' 
avenues, cinder sidewalks on both sides of 
said North 47th avenue, between the points 
mentioned, having been already constructed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
build crosswalks on the north side of Grand 
avenue at the intersection of North 51st 
court, and on the east side of North 49th 
avenue at the intersection of Homer street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Belt Railway Company of Chicago 
to build within thirty (30) days a pianlc side- 
walk on the south side of Grand avenue 
across its right of way, said sidewalk to con- 
nect with a sidewalk which the C. & N. W. 
R'y Co. has been ordered to build. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a gasoline 
lamp and post on the east side of North 4oth 
court, midway between Grand avenue and 
North avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place and iiiaintain a 
gasoline lamp on the iron lamp post located 
on the noith side of Armitage avenue, about 
150 feet west of North 45th court. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a gasoline lamp 
and post on the north side of Grand avenue, 
about 200 feet west of North 48th avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a gasoline lamp 
and post on the north side of Grand avenue, 
at the west line of the right of way of the 
C. & N. W. Ry. Co. 



Ordered. That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a gasoline lamp 
and post at the southwesterly corner of North 
avenue and North 45th court. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to stay all proceed- 
ings in the matter of Warrant No for a 

cement sidewalk 6 feet wide on the norther- 
ly side of Grand avenue, from North 72d 
avenue to North 71st court. (Ordinance 
passed Feb. 24, 1903.) 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Leachman presented an order for plank 
sidewalk on the southwesterly side of Elston 
avenue, from Melrose avenue to Belmont 
avenue, and on the northerly side of Belmont 
avenue, from North Francisco avenue to 
Elston avenue; also a petition and an order 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Spauld- 
ing avenue, from Wabansia avenue to North 
avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
meati. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a water supply pipe in Dickens 
avenue, from North 48th avenue to a point 
380 feet east of North 48th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

rea.s — Coughliu, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan. Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz. Jozwiakowski, Dever. Sitts, 
Powers, Moran. Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Wiiliston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachinan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson. 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Xays— Co n I o n , B re n n a n — Z . 
ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in North'Hamlin are- 



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aue, from Armitage avenue to Cortland 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leaehman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 

Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young:, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Slnde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dover, Sitts, 
Pewcrs, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Lcachmau, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling', Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

2iays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in West Roscoe street, 
from a point 188.98 feet east of the east line 
of North 42d avenue to a point 8 feet west of 
the center line of North 42d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and, the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,-- Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, PreiV», Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/,s*— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for ii water supply pipe in North Avers 
avenue, from West Sunnyside avenue to 
West Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Leaehman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Fm-s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North 71st court, from Grand 
avenue to West Dunning street; thence in 
West Dunning street to North 7 1st court, 
and thence in North 71st court to Schubert 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
"Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i\r«vs— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a system of sewers as follows: In Mil- 
waukee avenue, fron) West Lawrence avenue 
to West Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leaehman, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

T«a5 — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar. Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Ku'nz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nagi — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing grading and paving with slag 
macadam a system of streets as follows: 
North Campbell avenue, from West living 
Park boulevard to West Berteau avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

r«as — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowbki, Dcver, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

.A^a|/s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendatiou, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Foster 
avenue, from North Western avenue to North 
Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

)m.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'ConneU, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Xays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets: 
Norwood Park avenue, from Raven street to 
Lincoln place, Evergreen street. Lincoln 
place and Raven street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Fea«— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'ConneU, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter — 63. 

^ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Milton 
place, from North 4Uth avenue to a point 619 
feet west of the west line of North 40th 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and* nays 
as follows: 

j>rt.N_ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



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Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Preib, Novak, Sinde: 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Priestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegren, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Xays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: South side of West 
Montrose avenue, from North Campbell ave- 
nue to North Western avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

YtM — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Forenaan, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, BenHett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, PattersoE, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrnaana, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Willist©*, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— fit. 

Wmt C3onlon, Breaaan— S. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
70th avenue, from West FuUerton avenue to 
a point 596 feet north of Schubert avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 



lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

iVa?/6'— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on the north side of 
West Addison street, from the North Branch 
of the Chicago River to North Western ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas any nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Miiertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimnaor, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, M'>ian, Finn, Patterson, Minwogen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. -i^ 

Nays — Conhm, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in West Warner avenue, 
from North Campbell avenue to North West- 
ern avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 



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Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidniann, Bihl, Johnson. 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?As— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in North 41st court, 
from West Cornelia avenue to Milwaukee 
avenue. / 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

r«as— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole. Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in West School street 
from a point 188.93 feet east of the east line 
of North 42d avenue to a point 169.28 feet 
west of the west line of North 42d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Leaehman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton. Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 



Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in McLean avenue, 
from North 40th avenue to the westerly line 
of the right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway (Milwaukee Division). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

rea«— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Ruoney, Mavor, Young. Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Buttcrwortli, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North ."iTth court, from Grand 
avenue to the first alley south of West Fuller- 
ton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leaehman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

r(?<i.s- — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young. Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, Sinde- 
lar. Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt. Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 



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Blake, Builer, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendlinj?, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— G3. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan 2. 



A report and ordinance repealing; an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot plank sidewalk on the 
north side of Addison street, from ISorth 
\¥estern avenue to the Chicago River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sa;i:e and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

rm*— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
RDOney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestcdt, Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitls, 
Powers, Moiaa, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Vfendling, Bradley, O'Connoll, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OiDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot plank 
sidewalk on the north side of Addison 
street, from North Western avenue to the 
Chicago River, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained bt/ the City Coimcll of the City 
of Oldcago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot plank side- 
walk on the north side of Addison street, 
from North Western avenue to the Chicago 
River," passed February 2d, 1903, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 



nance for a sewer in 57th avenue, from Grand 
avenue to Dickens avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
j Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Willistoa, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nay^ — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 57th 
avenue, from Grand avenue to Dickens 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in 57th avenue, 
from Grand avenue to Dickens avenue," 
passed April 9th, 1903, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be -in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Larson (for Aid. Raymer absent) pre- 
sented the claim of Annie Murphy on account 
of damage to sewer contract work by bursting 
of water pipe; also the claim of the Barrett 
Manufacturing Company for water rebate; 
I also claim of Bernard Nathenberg for dam- 



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age to horse; also the claim of H, Svekilski 
lor special assessment rebate, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag macadam West Dunning street, 
from North Western avenue to North Rock- 
well street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Larson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, i 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveuy, Zimmer, 
priestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- j 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnsom, 
Buxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in North Sacramento 
avenue, from West Diversey avenue to Hum- 
boldt boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of AIJ. 
Larson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

F«as — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Alling« 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i\raj/8— Conlon, Brennan — %. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Carey presented frontage consents of 
property owners on Justine street, between 
Fifty-fifth Street boulevard and 49th street, 
and on Ashland avenue, l)etween Fifty-fifth 
Street boulevard and 4:9th street, in favor of 
the Southwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Carey presented a petition and an 
order for sidewalks on the following streets, 
viz: 

West side Washtenaw avenue, between 43d 
and 44th streets. 

East side Washtenaw avenue, between 44th 
and 47tb streets. 

North and south side 44th street, between 
Rockwell and Mozart. 

East side Mozart street, between 4:^d and 
44th streets. 

West side Talman avenue, between 42d and 
4:3d streets. 

West side Talnum avenne, between 44th 
and 45th streets. 

South side 45th street, between Western 
avenue and Rockwell street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Carey presented tlie following order : 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to lay 
six-inch water main in Washtenaw avenue 
south from 44th street, the same to pay 10 
jier cent, on cost of work. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wendling presented an order to issue 
a quitclaim deed to Lot '3() in Barron's Sub- 
division of Block 9 in Brand's Addition, Sec- 
tion 20-39-14. to Mary E. McMillan, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance anti 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 



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of South Ada street, from West 50th street 
to West 51st street. 

By uaanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Carey, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approyed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfusi, 
Andersen, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitt«, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohnsoB, Ruztoo^ 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 3. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of South 
Ada street, from West 47th street to the 
Western Grand Trunk Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Wendling, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, llavor. Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfusa, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen| 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoeti, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Wooflward, Hunter— 63. 

Sayt— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



Hagerty for services during disability, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bradley presented a petition of prop- 
erty owners to vacate alley in Block 4 of 
Superior Court partition of the W. }4 of N. 
W. X of Sec. 4, 38, 14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Aid. Bradley presented the claim of Patrick 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterwortb presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. Thiele to erect an electric siarn in front of 
premises at S. W. cor. 59th and Halsted streets, 
said sign to be in form of a mortar. 
Said sign also to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Union Tea Importing Company to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises at 5920 Hal- 
sted street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the claim of 
Dr. J. R. McNamara for medical services to 
Police Officer M. J. Gallery ; also the claims 
of Frederick J. Brevitz and Victor Johnson 
for personal injuries, injuries to horse and 
damage to buggy ; also the claim of Mrs. 
Rosa Kostik for personal injuries, which 
were 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butterworth presented an ordinance 
to provide for the reduction of night soil 
which was 



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Referred to the Committee on Health De- 
partment. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the claim of F. 
Gaylord for refund of cost for laying water 
pipe in Carpenter street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. O'Connell presented an ordinance 
vacating alley in P. J. Flynn's Sab. Sec. 16- 
38-14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recoinmendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in Loorais street, 
from Garfield boulevard to West 6:3d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuclcart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, 
•Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers. Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegea, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachmau, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— tiiJ. 

^ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A re ommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a system of sewers as follows: In West 
71st street, from South Ashland avenue to 
South Wood street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Fm.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 



Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward Hunter — 63. 

Xays — Conlon, Brennan — 3. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and macadamizing West 
62d street, from Stewart avenue to 540 feet 
west of Normal avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell. the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Ftfow— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
R oney, Mavor, Young, Snow,'^ Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindo- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfusa, 
Anders -tn, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter — 63. 



j\^av«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A reconimendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with nova- 
culite Bishop street, from Garfield boulevard 
to West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeax — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 



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Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
WendliDg', Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoeh, Eidrnann, Bihi, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Xays — Conlon, Brenuan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of South 
Sangamon street, from West 59th street to 
West 63d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynlhan, Fick, Prcib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertcl, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Qitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoeh, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Breiinan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Union 
avenue, from Garfield "boulevard to West 
59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of South 
Spaulding avenue, from West 55th street to 
West 57th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 



estimate therewith approved by yeas iin<i 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Pick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertei, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoeh, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63, 

iV^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in West 60th place, 
from South Homan avenue to South Spauld- 
ing avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeoi — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertei, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoeh, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in 61st street, 
from Wood street to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



May 11, 

Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer," Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson. Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iV^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water service 
pipes in 6lst street, from Wood street to 
Ashland avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City (Council of the City 
of Ghicaqo: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water service pipes in 
61st street, from Wood street to Ashland 
avenue," passed February 29th, 1892, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed May 11th, 1892, War- 
rant 15093, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 15093 upon 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



102 



1903 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the claims of Julius 
Rosenthal, Mrs. B. G. Seebach, H. Tifft and 
Abrani M. Pence for special assessment re- 
bates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Eidmann presented a petition and an 
order for sewer in Elizabeth street, from 
88th street to 89th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claims of 
Mrs. S. Giron, Henry Atzell, J. Deasey, Mrs. 
R. H. Long, Wra. Zwiszynski, John F. Price, 
Mrs. Ellen Halpin, A. M. Holten, F. B. Clarke 
& Co., F. Newkirch, Albert Rundblade. D. J . 
Schuyler, Lyman & Jackson. E.W. Case, Ed. 
Fuchs. White & Lindley. Ira J. Smith, H. L. 
Glos, F. B. Clarke, M. H. Clark, Mrs. Mary 
H. Clark, Commercial National Bank, Louis 
F. Shane. Joseph Rodke and John J. O'Brien, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted 
a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South May street, from West 
73d street to a point 479 feet south of the 
south line of West 74th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

row — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Alllii|^ 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Benaett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moortel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann. 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey. 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bibl, Johnson, 
Buxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Brennan — 8. 



yai/«— Conloi 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Hermitage avenue, from 
West 67th street to West 70th street. 
• By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

7ert,s— Coughlin, Kenila, Dixon, Ailing, 



May 11, 



103 



1903 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zinitner, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eldmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— (53. 

yay.s — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Wood street, from West 
69th street to West 70th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AUiii|| 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Pailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnsoni 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



Ifavs — Conlon, Brennan — i. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in South Paulina street, 
from West 67th street to West 70th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
ar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



Fiiestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Pin6, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Marshfleld avenue, from 
West 67th street to West 70th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Ald, 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Allin|j 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan., 
Rooney^ Mavor, Young, Snow, - Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Ifavs — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Parnell avenue, from West 59th street to 
West 60th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

D Fea.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUertoUj Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 



May 11, 



lOi 



1903 



Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston. I Blake. Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 

Blake, ' Butler, Leaehman, Larson. Carey, j Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 

WendliQg, Bradley, 6'Counell, Butter- | worth. Badenoch, Eidraann, Bihl, Johnson, 

worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, | Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter- 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



Aa?/,s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommeodatiOQ. ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder t-idewalk on a system of 
streets as follows: Both sides of West 9Tth 
street, from South Wood street to Prospect 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— ConghWn, Kenna, Dixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, tituckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Haikin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski.Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen. 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson. 
Ruxtou, Woodward, Hunter— 03. 



jVa?y^— Con Ion. Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estim-ate 
for curbing, .grading and macadamizing 
Lowe avenue, from West (55th street to West 
67th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann. the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

jea.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N vak,Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 



.Va?/.s— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 



Al.SO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of West 
63d street, from South Ashland avenue to 
South Halsted street. 

By tinanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yea.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones. Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer. 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston. 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman. Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl. Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward Hunter— 63. 

Xmjfi — Conlon, Brennan 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: Both sides of South Winchester 
avenue, from West 91st street to West 95th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

i'-g,i,s- _ Coughlin, Kenna. Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan. 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts. 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Larson. Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell. Butter- 



May 11, 



105 



19U3 



worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Naij!^ — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidevvall? on a system of streets 
as follows, to wit: South side of West 83d 
street, from South Sangamon street to South 
Halsted street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,^]Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

iV^a?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of 
West 79th street, from South Western avenue 
to South Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnston, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in South Hermitage 
avenue, from West 67th street to West 71st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Couw-hlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey ,\Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, SchmJdt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/6— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipes as follows: In West 
95th street, from Vincennes road to Logan 
avenue; in Logan avenue, from West 95th 
street to West 99th street, and in West 99th 
street, from Logan avenue to Vincennes road. 

Bj unanimous corsent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas —Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVajys— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



May 11, 



106 



1903 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl pi-esented orders as follows, viz. : 

For the laying of a sewer in South Parli 
avenue, from 71st to T3d streets. 

For sewer in Wabash avenue, from 107th 
street to 108t,h street. 

For system of street improvements bounded 
on the north by the south line of 111th street, 
©n the south by the north line of 113th 
street, on the east by the west line of Indiana 
avenue, on the west by the east line of the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad. 
Said improvement to be twelve inches of 
slag and six inches of limestone. Curb to be 
sandstone, size of stone 5x30 in., which were 

Referred to the Boaid of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. T. Kleintap to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 7100 South Chicago ave- 
nue. Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to 
issue a permit to the South End Merchants 
Association for the free use of water for one 
sprinkling cart from May 1st to November 
1st, 1903, in consideration of the said South 
End Merchants Association cleaning Michi- 
gan avenue, from 109th to 115th streets. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a fire alarm box 
at 116th and Clark streets, and one at 119th 
and State streets, and one at 115th and the 
Pennsylvania R. R. tracks. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bihl presented the claims of Mrs. M. 
B. McFarlane, P. Gronstra and Johanna 
Callanon for special assessment rebates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Johnson presented an ordinance pro- 



viding that no renewal of a street car 
franchise be granted unless the grantee or 
grantees thereof agree that no employe 
shall work more than eight hours, and moved 
its passage. 

Aid. Bennett moved its reference to the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Johnson moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost. 

Thereupon the ordinance was referred to 
the Committee on Local Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for sewers as follows- In State 
street, from 103d stre*^-t to 103d place, in 103d 
place, from State street to the tirst alley west 
of Michigan avenue, and in West 103d place, 
from State street to Wentworth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

rea6— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson. Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth. Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter- 63. 

i\'^a?/i— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of West 
117th place, from South Halsted street to 
Wallace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 



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107 



Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Doug'herty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnston, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
iV^a?/.s -Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Union 
avenue, from West 117th street to West ll8th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

yeas _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar. Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Nayfi — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of West 
llSth street, from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railroad to Wallace 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



19C3 

Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palme'-, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 
Nmis—GonXon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estim.ate 
for a cinder sidewalk on the south side of 
West 108th place, from Wentworth avenue 
to State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Ye^^s—Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVm>s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
110th street, from the first alley west of 
Princeton avenue to State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

jg«s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kun^, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 



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Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivaa, Herrmann, 
Werao, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling-, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Buxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of west 
100th street, from LaSalle street to State 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing-, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young-, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Slnde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskl, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werne, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

Navs — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Prairie 
avenue, from 115th street to USth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Younsr, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones. Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskl, Dever, Silts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachuian, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 



worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Wo®dward, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
101st street, fr.om South Halsted street to 
South Canal street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Roonev. Mavor. Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran. Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
102d street, from the west curb line of South 
Canal street to South Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 

follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



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ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in 93d street, from 
Kimbark avenue to Vaughan avenue, and 
thence in Vaughan avenue to 94th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

y-f^s — Cou^hlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moyuihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiako\vsl<i, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



yays—Oonlon^ Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented the following ordi- 
nance ; 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on both 
sides of South 42d avenue, from Park avenue 
to Washington boulevard, be and is hereby 
established at the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of or- 
dinances in conflict with this ordinance be 
and are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect on and after its passage., 

Which was. on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

7e(is — Cougblin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow. Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 



lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidm"ann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

A"a?/.s— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Ruxton presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main in South 45th court, from 
the south line of Congress street south- 
ward as far as revenue from frontage rates 
will permit. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ruxton presented the claims of Mar- 
tha Knowles and F. Pinkall for special as- 
sessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in South Avers 
avenue, from West 14th street to West 15th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers. Moi an, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Biake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohnsOB, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

N^0y9 — Conlon, Brennaa — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



May U, 



110 



1%3 



for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows, to-wit: South side of West Harri- 
son street, from the east line of the right of 
way ot the Belt Railway of Chicago to tha 
west curb line of South 44th avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Woodward, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixba, AUian 
Jackson, Foreman, Stucl<art, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss. 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sltts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUiyan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eliemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

N^ayg — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of South 
Springfield avenue, from West 26th street to 
West 2Sth street. (Deferred January 5. 1903). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Fea*— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, O'Conneli, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter— 63. 

iVav«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply jnpe in West Kith street, 
from South 45th avenue to South 4oth court. 



and in South 45th court, from West 16th 
street to West 15th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Woodward, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Aid. Hunter 
orders: 



presented the following 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and 
directed to issue a permit to Paul G. Biggs 
& Son to erect a wooden sign in front of 
their office at No. 5522 West Lake street, 
feize of said sign to be 18x23^ feet, and said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any time 
at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Building Commissioner 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to A. G. Pearson, 2479, 2481 and 2483 North 
4Sth avenue, to construct a haj' shed in ac- 
cordance V ith the plans hereto attached. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented orders as follows: 
viz. : For opening Quiucy street, from South 
48th avenue west to Central avenue in the 
Thirty-tifth Ward. 

For the construction of house drains in 
Qu'ncy street, from South 48th avenue west 
to Central avenue in the Thirty-fifth Ward. 

For the construction of a sewer in Quincy 
street, from South 48th avenue west to Central 
avenue in the Thirty-fifth Ward. 

For the laying of water service pipes in 
Quiucy street, from South 48th avenue west 
to Central avenue in the Thirty-fifth Ward. 

For the laying of water mains in Quincy 
street, from South 48th avenue west to Cen- 
tral avenue in the Thirty-fifth Ward. 

For an ordinance repealing an ordinance 
passed May 2Gth, 1*. 02, for a six-foot cinder 
walk on a system of streets in Austin, 35th 
ward, as follows: East side Austin avenue, 
from Augusta street to 130 feet south of 
Superior street, etc., etc., known as the 
Austin avenue system; and in lieu thereof 



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prepare and submit to this Council an ordi- 
nance for a 5><5-ft. cement sidevvallc as per 
attached petition of property owners. 

For a five and one-third foot cement side- 
wall^ on a system of streets as follows: 

Spaulding avenue, from Division street to 
North avenue. 

Christiana avenue, from Division street to 
Grand avenue. 

Pierce avenue, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

Le Moyne street, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. » 

Beach avenue, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

Hirsch street, from Homan avenue to Kedzie 
avenue. 

Evergreen avenue, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

Potomac avenue, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

Crystal street, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

Division street, from Homan avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

For the paving: of Prairie avenue and 
Franldin avenue, from South boulevard to 
Madison street, be and the same is hereby re- 
scinded, and in stead the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and they are hereby directed 
to prepare an ordinance for the paving of 
these streets with lime stone and three inch 
granite top dressing; no slag to be used on 
these streets, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, filling and paving with 
asphalt Fhlton street, from South 46th ave- 
nue to South 50th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
•as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny. Zimmer, 



Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harl<in, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 68. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in Kamerling avenue, 
from a point 200 feet west of North 40th ave- 
nue to North 42d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewfth approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— -63. 

iVa^s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
North Hamlin avenue, from West Chicago 
avenue to West North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Dunn. Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 



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Werno, Schmidt, Ehetnann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell. Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVa?/s— Conlou, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and macadamizing 
Superior street, from Austin avenue to Cen- 
tral avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

r«a« — Cough 1 in, Ken n a, Dixon, AUlajf, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Boilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Pattersen, Minwegen, 
Palnoer, Dougherty, SuUitan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohnsoB, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

i^ays— Coiilon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Central Park avenue, from West Division 
street to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows-. 

Tms — Coughliu, Kenua, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Fiiestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 



worth, Badenocti, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iYa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan- -2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Iowa 
street, from North 40th avenue to North 
Central Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

iVai/«— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendiUion, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: South side of West Madison 
street, from South Central avenue to South 
Austin avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — ConghVm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,^ 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 



J^ai/s— Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: The west side of North Central 
avenue, from West Chicago avenue to West 
Superior street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloaa, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,' Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick,Prelb, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitis, 
Powers, Moiao, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, • Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, L«achman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, JohnsoB, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

i\ray«— Conlon, Brennaa- 

ALSO, 



-2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets, 
as follows: On the north side of West Ran- 
dolph street, from South Austin avenue to 
South Central avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

r<5as— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Dixon, Allinff, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUiyan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Conneli, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihi, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 63. 

— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation ordinance and estimate 



for six-inch drains in West Superior street, 
from Austin avenue to Prairie avenue. 

By unanimons consent, on motion of Aid, 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
/ackson. Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jazwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson^ 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter — 63. 

Hays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMIVIITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred sundry claims for refunds of special 
assessments, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of G. M. Richardson, James 
Butler, H. Lowy and J. T. Telling et al., for 
refunds of special assessments, havi^ng had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered^ That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names, upon presentation of the attached 



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certificates of payments and upon proper 
identification, wiiere there is money to the 
credit of the warrants to pay the same; be- 
ing refunds and rebates of special assess- 
ments collected under the warrants named: 

Warrant 21413, G. M. Richardson . . .8 63 75 

Warrant 21413, James Butler 10 75 

Warrant 17379, H. Lowy 228 25 

Warrant 14631, J. Teiling 21 75 

Warrant 14664, George Armstrong. ... 22 00 

Warrant 14630, Annie Corley 43 50 

Warrant 14632, C. Miller 43 50 

Warrant 14632, C. M. Bentley 21 75 

Warrant 14630, C. N. White 21 75 

Warrant 11245, George Hey wood 74 58 

Warrant 21347, P. E. Wilson 7 53 

Warrant 21780, F. B. Clark H 57 

Wm. Mayor, 

UJiairmatt. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
sundry claims for special assessment rebates, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11th, 1903. 

To the Ifayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Henry C. Hansen. P. 
O'Brien, D. J. Gallery, Thos. and Patrick 
Nolan, A. W. BuUwinkle, Josephine Kitt- 
manski, J. H. Bradley, Simon Kunz, N. New- 
field, P. Breunan, R. L. Johnson and Joseph 
Spitz for rebates of special assessments, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement beg to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names, upon presentation of the attached 
certificates of payments and duplicate certifi- 
cates of deposit for redemption and upon 
proper identification when there is money to 
the credit of the warrants to pay the same: 



1903 

Warrant 22998. Henry C. Hansen, first 

installment ^ 5 17 

Warrant 22998. Henry C. Hansen, sec- 
ond and third installment 10 34 

Warrant 22998. P. O'Brien 5 14 

Warrant 21192. D. J. Gallery 20 67 

Warrant 22941. Patrick Nolan, $6.32 
each on first, second and third install- 
ment 18 96 

Warrant 22998. A. W. Bullwinkle. . . . 5 17 
Warrant 23081. Josephine Kittmanski, 

second installment 4 42 

Warrant 23210. J. H. Bradley 8 72 

Warrant k30Sl. Simon Kunz, first in- 
stallment 4 60 

Warrant 23312. N. Newfield 13 32 

Warrant 25010. P. Brennan, $20.65, or 
so much thereof as may be shown to 
be due after the entire assessment 
shall have been collected. 

Warrant 25485. R. L. Johnson 7 82 

Warrant 22609. Joseph Spitz, S29.05, 
or so much thereof as there shall be 
money to the credit of the warrants 
to pay. 

Wm. Mavok. 

Chainnim. 



also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Otto Dreier for refund of 
shortages, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

CuiCAGO, May 11, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chitago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Otto Dreier for refund 
of shortages, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to roport and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Otto Dreier in 
the sum of thirty -eight and seventy-five one- 
hundredths ($38.75) dollars; same to be in 
full refund of shortages occurring in office of 
the cashier of Water office, by reason of 
changing systems; and the Comptroller is 



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ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fand. This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Public 
Worlfs and the Supsrintendent of the Water 
office attached hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairma'ii. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Thomas Stevens for damage to 
property on account of bursting of water 
•main, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago i?t Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Thomas Stevens for dam- 
ages to property on account of burst water 
main, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Thomas 
Stevens in the sum of twenty-five ($-25.00) 
dollars; same to be In full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of the bursting of water main 
and the flooding of premises, 108 Plymouth 
place, and the damaging of the property of 
said Stevens; and the Comptrolltir is ordered 
to pay the same from the water fund. This 
action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Corporation Counsel attached 
hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

C7iairm,a7i. 



also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of H. Gattleman for release and 
cancellation of certificates of sales, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 



Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Jlayor and Alderm,en of the City of Chi- 
cago in. Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred petition of H. Gattleman for release 
and cancellation of certificates of sales held 
by the city, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to can- 
cel certificates of sale on the following prop- 
erty held by the city upon payment of the 
face of sale and costs, together with interest 
at 6 per cent from date of sale: 

Certificate 3547. Warrant 24182. Circuit 
Court Part'n, 8, 3i^, 14. 

Certificate 6392. Warrant 24148. Iron- 
worker's Add. to South Chicago, 8 and 17, 
37, 15. 

Certificate 1028. Warrant 23604. Sub. N. 
16 acres W. >^ W. >^, 9, 39, 13. 

Certificate 6563. Warrant 24859. Parmley's 
Normal Park Add., 28, 38, 14. 

Certificates 12795 to 12798. Warrant 24019. 
Murray's Add. to Jefferson, 9, 40, 13. 

Certificate 12649. Warrant 24019. Pree's 
Add. to Jefferson, 8, 40, 13. 

Certificate 1637. Warrant 24942. Holstein, 
31, 40, 14. 

Certificate 2359. Warrant 30020. East 
Washington Heights, 9, 37, 14. 

Certificate 4523. Warrant 24019. Free's 
Add. to Jefferson, 8, 40, 13. 

Wm. Mayor, 

C7iairm,au. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Quinn Chapel for cancellation 
of boiler inspection fees, submitted a report 
recommending the pasrsage of an accompany- 
ing order. 



May 11, 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. • 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Cittj oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred petition of Quinn Chapel for cancel- 
lation of boiler inspection fees, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to cancel 
tlie charge of $5.00 for boiler inspection 
against Quinn Chapel, which is now in hands 
of the City Collector for collection. 

Wm. Mavor, 

(]hairma7t. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Michael McGrath and John 
Gough for personal injuries on intercepting 
sewer work, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Cliicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Michael McGrath and 
John Gough for compensation for personal 
injuries received on intercepting sewer work, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names, same to be in full of all claims 
for personal injuries as per waivers attached, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriation for intercepting 



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sewers. This action is taken upon the 
recommendation of the Commissioner ■ of 
Public Works attached hereto. 

John Gough $ 5 00 

Michael McGrath 32 50 

William Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Powell Bros., Wales Nichols, James 
Bairstow and A. Johnson, for work done 
under special assessment (not sufficient 
money to credit of warrants to pay) ; Wm. 
Ripley & Son, for unpaid vouchers (report of 
Board of Local Improvements that no Coun- 
cil order is necessary) ; Mary G. Oliver, R. 
Stokes, Congregational Church, Patrick 
Conlon, C. E. Hallstrom and H. O. Stone & 
Co., for special assessment rebates; Louis 
Marki. for rebate of water tax; heirs of 
Ellen Welch, for settlement of judgment; 
Frederick Danielson, damages on account of 
blasting; Wm. F. Gaines, for rent (settled in 
re-lease of property) ; Thomas Gallagher, for 
refund of deposit; order to open streets in 
Cicero; claim of Ed Grant for damage to 
buggy; ordinance for Chicago Suburban 
Water and Light Company; claim of John 
Krij'ei for personal injuries; petition for can- 
cellation of fees for inspection at St. 
Johanne's School; claim of Chas. S. Whit- 
comb & Co. for damage to goods during 
strike (adverse opinion by Corporation 
Counsel attached); John Meenan, for build- 
ing sewer; order for permission to Chicago 
University to connect with water mains 
without meter; claim of James McNichols 
for use of horse; report on water waste and 
its cure; claim of Francis B. Little for 
blasting damages; petition of timekeepers for 
back pay (adrerse recommendation by Cor- 
poration Counsel attached) ; communication 
ia re. extra men in Boiler Inspection Bureau; 
petition of Hicks & Taylor to offset judgment ; 
communication in re. electrical iusi^ection fees 
in churches ; petition of H.D.Long and Charles 
Netterstrom for refund of money advanced 
for laying water mains (not paying necessary 
revenue), submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
The motion prevailed. 



May 11, 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for the improvement 
of a system of streets as follows: West Grace 
street, from North 44th court to North 40th 
avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 11th, 1903. 

To the Ifayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was recommitted recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance for im- 
provement of system of streets, West Grace 
street, from North 44th court to North 40th 
avenue, etc., having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the ordinance do pass. 



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William E. Dever, 



CJiairman . 



RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL IM- 
PROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermeyi of the City of Chi- 
cago^ in City Council Assembled : 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the im- 
provement, constructing a granite concrete 
combined curb and gutter on cinders, grading 
and paving with eisrht (8) inches of blast fur- 
nace slag and four (4) inches of novaculite 
the roadways of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

West Grace street, from the east line of 
North 44th court to the west curb line of 
North 40th avenue; 

West Jiyron street, from the west line of 
North 44th court, produced, north to the 
west curb line of North 42d avenue; • 

West Belle Plaine avenue, from the west 
line of North 42d court to the west curb 
line of North 40fh avenue ; 

North 41st avenue, from the south line of 



West Belle Plaine avennetothenortheesterly 
line of the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway ; 

North 42d court, from the south line of 
West Belle Plaine avenue to the north line 
of West Grace street; 

North 43d avenue, from the south curb 
line of West Irving Park boulevard to the 
north line of West Grace street ; 

North 44th avenue, from the southwesterly 
line of the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway to the north line of 
West Grace street; and 

North 44th court, from a line parallel with 
and 1,278 feet north of the north line of West 
Irving Park boulevard to the northeasterly 
curb line of Milwaukee avenue; and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each 
of said above specified streets between said 
points (except the intersection of Lowell 
avenue with West Byron street, and except 
the roadway intersections of North 42d ave- 
nue and North 41st court with West Belle 
Plaine avenue, and except the roadway inter- 
section of West Irving Park boulevard with 
North 41st avenue, North 42d court, North 44th 
avenue and North 44th court, and also except 
the subway under the right of way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway on North 
42d court), in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, together with 
an estimate of the cost of said improvement 
and recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance, and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. M. Lynch, 
Charles J. Vopicka, 
E. MoJGaffey, 
Peter Kiolbassa, 
John A. May, 
Board of Local Im,provem,ents of the City 

of Chicago: 

Dated, Chicago, February 9th, A. D. 1903. 



ESTIMATE OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Lmprovements of the 
City of Chicago and to the Mayor and Alder- 
men of the City of Chicago^ in City Council 
Assembled : 

The Board of Local Improvements of the 



1 






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City of Chicago having adopted a resolution 
that the roadways of a system of streets as 
follows, to-wit: 

West Grace street, from the east line of 
North 44th court to the west curb line of 
North 40th avenue. 

West Byron streej;, from the west line of 
North 44th court produced north to the west 
curb line of North 42d avenue. 

West Belle Plaine avenue, from the west 1 
line of North 42d court to the west curb line j 
of North 40th avenue. 

North 41st avenue, from the south line of 
West Belle Plaine avenue to the northeasterly 
line of the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway. 

North 42d court, from the south line of 
West Belle Plaine avenue to the north line 
of West Grace street. 

North 43d avenue, from the south curb 
line of West Irving Park boulevard to the 
north line of West Grace street. 

North 44th avenue, from the southwesterly 
line of the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway to the north line of 
West Grace street ; and 

North 44th court, from a line parallel with 
and 1,278 feet north of the north line of West 
Irving Park boulevard to the northeasterly 
curb line of Milwaukee avenue ; and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets between said 
points (except the intersection of Lowell 
avenue with West Byron street, and except 
the roadway intersection of North 42d 
avenue and North •41st court with West 
Belle Plaine avenue, and except the 
roadway intersections of West Irving Park 
boulevard with North 41st avenue. North 
42d court, North 44th avenue and North 44th 
court, and also except the subway under the 
right of way of the Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway on North 42d court, have a 
granite concrete combined curb and gutter 
constructed on cinders, be graded and paved 
with eight (8) inches of blast furnace slag, 
and four(4) inches of novaculite and presented 
to the City Council Of the City of Chicago 
a recommendation that such local improve- 
ment be made. 
I hereby submit an estimate of the cost of 



such improvement, including labor, materials 
and all other expenses attending the same, as 
provided by law, viz. : 

Granite concrete combined curb 
and gutter on cinders, 33,193 
lineal feet at 70c $23,235 10 

Grading, 35,000 cubic yards at 25c. 8,750 00 

Paving with 8 inches of blast fur- 
nace slag and 4 inches of novac- 
ulite, 50,420 square yards at 
$1.10 55,462 00 

Adjustment of sewers, catch- 
basins and manholes $ 4,552 90 

Total S 92,000 00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion 
the above estimate does not exceed the prob- 
able cost of the above proposed improvement. 

C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 

Dated Chicago, February 9th, A. D. 1903. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement— constructing a granite 
concrete combined curb and gutter, grad- 
ing and paving of the roadways of a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: West Grace 
street, from the east line of North Forty- 
fourth court to the west curb line of North 
Fortieth avenue; West Byron street, from 
the west line of North Forty-fourth court 
produced, north to the west curb line of 
North Forty-second avenue; West Belle 
Plaine ayenue, from the west line of North 
Forty-second court to the west curb line of 
North Fortieth avenue; North Forty-first 
avenue, from the south line of West Belle 
Piaine avenue to the northeasterly line of 
the right of way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway; North Forty-second 
court, from the south line of West Belle 
Plaine avenue to the north line of West 
Grace street; North Forty-third avenue, 
from the south curb line of West Irving Park 
boulevard to the north line. of West Grace 
street; North Forty-fourth avenue, from 
the southwesterly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 



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to the north Hue of West Grace street; 
North Forty-fourth court, from a line par- 
allel with and twelve hundred and seventy- 
eight feet north of the north line of West 
Irving Park Boulevard to the northeasterly 
curb line of Milwaukee avenue, anel also the 
roadways of all intersecting- streets and 
alleys extended freiii the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets between said 
points, (except the intersection of Lowell 
avenue with West Byron street, and except 
the roadway intersections of North Forty- 
second avenue and North Forty-first court 
with West Belle Plaine avenue, and except 
the roadway intersections of West Irving 
Park boulevard with North Forty-first ave- 
nue, North Forty-second court, North 
Forty-fourth avenue and North Forty- 
fourth court, and also except the subway 
under the right-of-way of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway on North 
Forty-second court), in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section' 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chicago, in 
said County and State, the nature, character, 
locality and description of which local im- 
provement is as follows, to-wit: 

That the roadway of West Grace street 
from the east line of North Forty-fourth 
court to the west curb line of North Fortieth 
avenue, said roadway being thirty feet in 
width; also the roadway of West Byron 
street, fr»m the west line of north Forty- 
fourth court produced, north to the west curb 
line of north Forty-second avenue, said road- 
way being twenty-eight feet in width, also 
the roadway of West Belle Plaine avenue, 
from the west line of North Forty-second 
court to the west curb line of North Fortieth 
avenue, said roadway being twenty-eight feet 
in width ; also the roadway of North Forty- 
first avenue, from the south line of West 



Belle Plaine avenue to the northeasterly line 
of the right of way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway, said roadway being thirty 
feet in width; also the roadway of North 
Forty-second court, from the south line of 
West Belle Plaine avenue to the north line of 
West Grace street, said roadway being thirty 
feet In width; also the roadway of North 
Forty-third avenue, /rom the south curb line 
of West Irving Park boulevard to the nerth 
line of West Grace street, said roadway being 
thirty feet in width ; also the roadway of 
North Forty-fourth avenue, from the south- 
westerly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway to the 
north line of West Grace street, said road- 
way being thirty feet in width; also the 
roadway of North Forty- fourth court, from a 
line parallel with and twelve hundred and 
seventy -eight feet north of the north line of 
West Irving Park boulevard to the north- 
easterly curb line of Milwaukee avenue, said 
roadway being thirty feet in width, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of said 
above specified streets between said points, 
except as hereinafter specifically provided, be 
and the same are hereby ordered improved as 
follows • 

A granite concrete combined curb and gut- 
ter shall be constructed on each side of the 
roadway of each of said above specified 
streets between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed, (except the intersection of Lowell 
avenue with West Byron street, and except 
the roadway intersections of North Forty- 
second avenue and North Forty-first court 
with West Belle Plaine avenue, and except 
the roadway intersections of West Irving 
Park boulevard with North Forty-first ave- 
nue, North Forty-second court. North Forty 
fourth avenu*e and North Forty-fourth court, 
and except across the roadways of all other 
streets and all the alleys intersecting the 
several streets specified above between said 
points, and except the sabway under the 



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right of way of the Chieago and Northwestern 
Railway on Nortli Forty-sec®nd court), in 
such a manner that the roadway face of the 
curb shall he parallel with and fifteen feet 
from the center line of said West Grace 
street, said North Forty-flrst avenue, said 
North Forty-second court, said North Forty- 
third avenue, said North Forty-fourth avenue 
and said North Forty- fourth court, between 
the points hereinbefore described, and in 
such a manner that the roadway face of the 
curb shall be paraUel with and fourteen feet 
from the center line of said West Byron 
street and said West Belle Plaine avenue be- 
tween the points hereinbefore described and 
a granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constructed on each side 
of the roadways of all streets and alleys 
intersecting the' several streets specified 
above and extending from the curb line 
to th« street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between 
said points (except the intersection of Lowell 
avenue with West Byron street, and except 
the roadway interseetiona of North Forty- 
second avenue and North Forty first 
court with West Belle PUine avenue, 
and except the roadway intersections of West 
Irving Park boulevard with North Forty-flrst 
avenue, North Forty-second court North 
Forty-fourth avenue and North Forty- 
fourth court), in such a manner that 
the roadway face of the curb shall conform 
with the curb line on each side of all 
said intersecting streets, and in such a man- 
ner that the bacl< of the curb shall conform 
with the alley lines produced on each 
side of all said intersecting alleys be- 
tween the points hereinbefore described. 
Said combined curb and gutter shall be 
made as follows, to-wit: Tlie concrete to be 
used shall consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with fine crushed granite 
in the proportion of one part cement and two 
parts fine granite, into which shall be incor- 
por ted four parts of broken granite of a 
size to pass through a ring of one inch in- 



ternal diameter. The cement shall be mixed 
thoroughly with fine crushed granite, al'ter 
which it shall be moistened with water to 
form a mortar, and into which shall be incor- 
porated the four parts of broken granite as 
specified above and rammed into forms until 
solid. The material to be used in finishing the 
surface of said combined curb and gutter 
shall consist of the best quality of Portland 
cement mixed with finely crushed granite, in 
the proportion of two parts cement and three 
parts granite, which after being moistened 
with water to form a mortar, shall be evenly 
spread over the surface of said combined 
curb and gutter to a thickness of three-eighths 
of an inch, and so as to insure a smooth and 
even surface on the face of the curb and 
gutter flags, after being evenly troweled and 
finished wiih a broou). 

The curb shall be seven inches thick and 
the height at the back shall vary from fifteen 
inches at the catch-basin inlets to eight inches 
at the summits, and the gutter flags shall be 
eighteen inches in width and five inches in 
thickness, the upper roadway edge of the 
curb shall be rounded to a true arc of a circle 
having a radius of one and one-half inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be 
constructed upon a bed of cinders six incbes 
in depth after being flooded with water and 
thoroughly compacted to an even surface, 
and shall be back filled with earth free from 
animal or vegetable matter. Said filling to 
be four feet wide at the top of the curb and 
even therewith, and shall slope down at the 
rate of one and one-half feet horizontal to 
one foot vertical. Said combined curb 
and gutter shall be so constructed that 
the upper surface of the gutter flags 
shall conform to the surface of the 
finished roadways as hereinafter described, 
and the top edge of the curb shall co- 
incide with the grade of said above specified 
streets between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed, which grade is hereby established as 
follows, to-wit: 
Intersection of North Forty-first avenue 



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with West Belle Plaine • avenue, 21.0 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-first avenue 
with West Irving' Park boulevard, 20.5 feet 
above datum. 

North Forty-first avenue, at the North- 
easterly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway, 21.0 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-second court 
with West Belle Plaine avenue, 23.0 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-second court 
with West Irving Pari? boulevard, 22.45 feet 
above datum. 

North Forty-second court, at the north- 
easterly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
.cag© and Northwestern Railway, 20.9 feet 
above datum. 

North Forty- second court, at the south- 
westerly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway, 20.9 feet 
above datum. 

North Forty-second court, at a line parallel 
with and 190 feet north of the north line of 
'West Irving Park boulevard, 23.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-second court 
with West Byron street, 23.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-second court 
with West Grace street, 23.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-third avenue 
with West Irving Park boulevard, 23.45 feet 
above datura. 

Intersection of North Forty-third avenue 
with West Bryon street, 24.0 feet above 
datum. 

Inter,section of North Forty-third avenue 
with West Grace- street, 24.0 feet above 
da urn. 

Intersection of North Forty- fourth court 



with Milwaukee avenue, 29.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-fourth court 
with West Grace street, 27.0 feet above 
datura. 

Intersection of North Forty-fourth court 
with West Bryon street (north), 27.0 feet 
above dutum. 

Intersection of North Forty- fourth court 
with West Byron street (south), 27.0 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of North Forty- fourth court 
with West Irving Park boulevard, 26.5 feej- 
above datum. 

North Forty-fourth court, at a line parallel 
with and six hundred feet north of the north 
line of West Irving Park boulevard, 26.5 feet 
above datum. 

North Forty-fourth court, at a line parallel 
with and twelve hundred and seventy-eight 
feet north of the north line of West Irving 
Park boulevard, 27.0 feet above datum. 

North Forty-fourth court, at a line parallel 
with and one hundred feet north of the north 
line of West Irving Park boulevard, 27.5 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West Belle Plaine avenue 
with North Fortieth avenue, 20.5 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Belle Plaine avenue 
with North Forty-first court, 22.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Belle Plaine avenue 
with North Forty-second avenue, 22.5 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West Byron street with 
North Forty- second avenue, 22.5 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Forty-second avenue 
with Lowell avenue, 25.0 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Grace street with 
North Fortieth avenue, 20.0 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Grace stree with 
North Forty- first avenue, 21.0 feet above 
datum. 



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lutersection of West Grace street with 

North Forty-first court. 22.0 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Grace street with 

North Forty-second avenue, 22.5 feet above 

datum. 

Intersection of West Grace street with 
Lowell avenvke, 25.0 feet above datum. 

North Forty-fourth avenue, at the south- 
westerly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway, 23.5 feet 
above datum. 

North Ferty-foufth avenue, at a line paral- 
lel with and one hundred and fifty feet south 
of the southwesterly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 
27.0 feet above datum. 

North Forty-fourth avenue, at a line paral- 
lel with and six hundred feet north of the 
north line of West Irving Park boulevard, 
26.7 feet above datum. 

North Forty-fourth avenue, at a line paral- 
lel with and two hundred and fifty feet north 
of the north line of W^est Irving Parl{ boule- 
vard, 26.5 feet above datum. 

North Forty-fourth avenue, at the north- 
west curb, corner of West Irving Parl^ boule- 
vard, 25.5 feet above datum. 

North 44th court, at tbe southeast curb 
corner of West Irving Parli boulevard, 25.5 
feet above datum. 

North 44th avenue, at the southwest curb 
corner of West Irving Park boulevard, 25.5 
feet above datum. 

North 44th avenue, at the northeast curb 
corner of West Irving Parl< boulevard, 25. S 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North 44lh avenue with 
West Byron street, 27.0 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North 44th avenue with 
West Grace street, 27.0 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
•Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 



and adopted by the -late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance of July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected eleva- 
tion of the Old Lind Block Bench Mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

The said roadways of the several streets 
specified above between the points, hereinbe- 
fore described and also the roadways of all 
streets and alleys intersecting the several 
streets specified above and extending from 
the curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of each of the above specified streets 
between points hereinbefore described, (ex- 
cept the intersection of Lowell avenue with 
West Byron street,and except tbe roadway in- 
tersections of North Forty-second avenue and 
North Forty-firs-t court with West Belle 
Plaine avenue and except the roadway inter- 
sections of West Irving Park boulevard with 
North Fortv-flrst avenue. North Forty-second 
court. North Forty-fourth avenue and North 
Forty-fourth court, and also except the sub- 
way under the right of way of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway on North Forty- 
second court) shall be so graded, that after 
being thoroughly puddled, and rolled with a 
roller of ten tons weight until the several 
roadbeds are thoroughly compacted, and after 
the pavement hereinafter described shall 
have been placed therecn. the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the finished 
roadway of each of said above specified streets 
and the center of the finished roadways of all 
streets intersecting the said above specified 
streets and extending from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified streets 
shall be three inches above the established 
grade of said above specified streets hereinbe- 
fore described, and the surface of the said 
finished roadways at the summit in. tbe 
gutter between catch-basins and adjoining the 
roadw&y face of the curb shall be three 
inches below said established grade, and the 



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surface of each of said finished roadways at 
the catch-basin inlets in the gutters adjoining 
the roadway face of the curb shall be ten 
inches below said established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining 
the roadway face of the curb shall be 
uniform from the summits to the catch- 
basins, and a transverse section of 
each of said finished roadways and said gutter 
flags shall be a true arc of a circle 
passing through the said gutter grades and 
the grade of the center of each of said 
finished roadways at every part of the several 
roadways of the above specified streets and at 
every part of the roadways of all streets in- 
tersecting the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described. 

The surface of the finished pavement in all 
intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified 
shall be four inches below the top of the 
curb on each side of said alley intersections 
and parallel therewith at the street line pro- 
duced of each of said above specified streets, 
and shall slope thence at a uniform grade to 
their intersection with the several gutters 
hereinbefore specified, and the pitch of the 
gutter flags on each side of said alley intersec- 
tions shall conform with the pitch of the 
said gutter flags on each side of the roadway 
of each of said above specified streets be- 
tween the points hereinbefore described. 

Upon the several roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points and between said gutter 
. flags shall be spread a layer of blast furnace 
slag free from dirt, said layer of slag shall be 
of a depth of eight inches, after being thor- 
oughly rolled to an eyen surface with a steam 
roller of ten tons weight. The said slag shall 
be practically uniform in quality and as near 
cubical in form as possible, and broken so as 
to pass through a ring of four inches internal 
diameter, and all the larger pieces shall as 
far as practical be placed in the bottom 
of the layer. Upon the said layer 
of slag shall be spread a layer of 
the best quality of broken novaculite. 



ISaid novaculite shall be crushed to a size so 
as to pass through a ring of two inches 
internal diameter. Said layer of novaculite 
shall be of a depth of four inches after having 
been rolled with a roller of ten tons weight 
until solid and unyielding. Upon said layer 
of novaculite shall be spread a layer of the 
best quality of novaculite screenings, so as to 
completely fill all the interstices in the layer 
of novaculite. The entire surface of the 
roadway thus improved shall be flooded^ with 
water and rolled with a roller of ten tons 
weight until solid and unyielding. 

That the several manholes and catch - 
basins located along the line of said im 
provement shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them conform 
to the finished roadway of said system 
of streets, as above specified. 

Said work to be done under the superin- 
tendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said Uity Qf Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 
of the Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago providing for said improve- 
ment together with the estimate of the cost 
thereof made by the Engineer of said 
Board, both hereto attached, be and the 
same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall 
be made and the whole cost thereof be paid 
for by special assessment in accordance 
with an act of the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois, entitled, 'An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section i. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against the 
property, and also the assessment on each 
lot and parcel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such 
cases made and provided, and each of said 
installments, except the first, shall bear 



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interest at the rate of five per centum per 
annum according to law until paid. 

Section 5. A.nd for the purpose of an 
ticipating the collection of the second and 
succeeding installments of said assessment 
for said improvement, bonds shall be 
issued payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five per 
centum p(r annum, pajable annually, and 
signed by the Mayor and by the President 
of the Board of Local Improvements, coun- 
tersigned by the City Comptroller and 
attested by the City Clerk under the cor 
porate seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance with 
and shall in all respects conform to the 
provisions of the Act of the General Assem 
bly of the State of Illinois, entitled, "An 
Act Concerning Local Improvements," 
approved June Uth, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That ihe Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to file a 
petition in the County Court of Cook 
County, Illinois, in the name of the City 
of Chicago, praying that stfeps may be 
taken to levy a special assessment for said 
improvement, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance and in the man- 
ner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances, or 
parts of ordinances, coi flicting with this 
ordinance be and the same are hereby re 
pealed . 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
matters as follows, viz: order to abate nuis- 
ance of a stone quarry in the Fourteenth 
Ward; order to permit stone quarry in the 
Fourteenth Ward free use of water for 
sprinkling: certain streets ; ordinance vacating 
part of alley in Stein & Hirsh's Sub. submit- 
ted a report recommeudiog that the same be 
placed en file. 



Aid. Dever meved to concur in the re- 
port. 
The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to a whom was referred an ordinance 
in favor of A. Finkl&Son for a switch track, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Williston moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago. May 11, 1903. 

To the JTayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whom was referred ordinance for 
switch track for A. Finkl & Sons, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the ordinance do 
pass. 

Alfked D. Williston. 

Chaii'nia7i. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are herein- granted to 
A. Finkl & Sons, and their assigns, to lay 
down, maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track on Hawthorne street from and con- 
necting with the track of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railroad in said street, 
beginning at a point about two hundred 
(200) feet south of the south line of Herndon 
street and extending in a southwesterly 
direction, in a gradual and practicable *curve, 
along tbe west side of said Hawthorne street 
to the north line of Lot Ninety-three (93) in 
Block One (1) in the Subdivision of Block 
Thirteen (13) of Sheftield's addition to Chi- 
cago, in Section Thirty-two (33), Township 
Forty (40 , Range Fourteen (U), East of tht 
Third Principal Meridian ; thence in a south- 
easterly direction across Lots Ninety-four 
(94), Ninety-five (95), Ninety-six (96), Ninety- 
seven (97) and NiDetyeight (98), in said 



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Block One (1), to the northwest corner of 
Hawthorne street and the alley ; said switch 
track to be laid in accordance with the blue 
print attached hereto and which is made a 
part hereof and to which express reference is 
hereby had. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and the ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof be 
subject to modification, amendment or repeal, 
and in case of repeal all privile<;es hereby 
granted shall cease and determine. 

Sections. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the errantee herein shall keep such 
portion of said street as is occupied by said 
switch track in good condition and repair, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. At the terminati.on 
of the rights and privileges herein granted, 
by expiration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track and 
all the appijrtenances thereto and shall forth- 
with restore said street occupied by said 
switch track to a condition similar to the 
remaining portion of the street in the same 
block. 

Section 4. The operation and mainten- 
ance of the switch track herein provided for 
shall be subject to all the existing ordinances 
of the City of Chicago now in force or which 
may hereafter be in force relating to the use 
and operation of switch tracks and railway 
tracks; and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of the work here- 
in authorized until a permit authorizing the 
beginning of such work shall first have been 
issued by the Conaraissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, the said A. Pinkl & 
Sons shall pay to the City of Chicago the 



sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per 
annum, in advance, each and every year dur- 
ing the lile of this ordinance; the first pay- 
ment to be made as of the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under 
and by virtue of the authority herein granted 
the said grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of five 
thousand dollars (.15,000.00), with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the observance and faithful performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance; and conditioned further 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all loss, dam- 
age, expense, cost or liability of any kind 
whatsoever that may be suffered by it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to, or recovered from 
said city from or by reason, or on account of 
the passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason, or on account of any act or thing 
done by said grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein given, and conditioned to 
comply with all the terms and conditions of 
this ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept m force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance, 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. "This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage, 
and upon the filing of an acceptance of said 
ordinance by said grantee and the filing of 
the bond herein provided for. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, May 18, 1903, at 7 :30 o'clock P. M. 



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GUIDE TO COUNCIL MATTERS. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comptroller. 
Corporation Counsel, City Clerk, Commissioner of 
Public Works and all other city officers, depart- 
ments and branches of the city government will be 
,found on pages 24 to 34 



Both Inclusive. 



Special Assessment Improvement and Repeal- 
ing Ordinances, submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements; also all matters presented by the 
Aldermen, arranged as to ward numbers, begin- 
ing with the 1st Ward, will be found on pages... 34 to 113 



Both incluftlve. 



Reports of the various committees to the Coun- 
cil will be found on pages 113 to 125 



Both Inclusive. 



JOHN F. HIGGINS PRINT flkSs^ff^lStion >98-198 CIAR> 



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CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



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Regular Meeting, May 18, 1903. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, May 22. 1903. 



Freseiit — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, Moy- 
nihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Friestedt, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Ander- 
son, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Conlon, Brennan„ Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe^iiann, 
Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leachmau, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Buttervvorth,Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter 
and Race 

Absent— A\± Snow, Powers, Kuester and 
Raymer. 



MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held May 11, 1903, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



GOMMUNiGATIQNS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COONSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT; 



His Honor, the Mayor, submitted hi* rei'JCrt 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending MaylJ?, }&{Jf3, whicn Wf s 

Placed on file. ' ' ' ' ' ' * ' ■ 



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The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May 18th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith an ordi- 
nance requiring: the Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road Company to change the plane of certain 
of its roadbed and railroad tracl<s within the 
City of Chicago. On January 15th, 1900, 
your Honorable Body passed an ordinance 
ordering the elevation of certain of the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company's traclis. 
Under this ordinance a subway was ordered 
under the tracl<s of the Chicago and A ton, 
the Chicago, Madison and Northern and the 
Atchison, Topelta and Santa Fe Railroad 
Companies at Mary street. Later on when 
the elevation of the tracks was begun it was 
learned that in order to maintain an indus- 
trial switch tracic, running from the inter- 
section of Mary street and the Chicago and 
Alton tracks north across Hillock street and 
thenee parallel with the river, it would be 
necessary to close Mary street. Certain 
property owners making use of .this industrial 
_track secured an injunction against the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company restrain- 
ing it from placing a subway at Mary street 
and thus necessarily discontinuing the use of 
the said industrial track. The question of 
the repeal of that part of the ordinance 
of January 15th, 1900, providing for a subw^^y 
at Mary street has been before your Honorable 
Body off and on for the past two yeare. 
Finally, some six months ago an ordinance 
was recommended by your Committee on 
Track Elevation providing for the closing of 
Mary street, but exacting conditions from 
the railroad companies which they were un- 
willing to accept. The ordinance submitted 
herewith provides for an additional subway 
at Mary street and a subway at Hillock street. 
The elevation ot this industrial track and the 
placing of a subway at Hillock street will 
remove one more grade crossing and it is 
therefore desirable that this ordinance should 
be passed. Moreover, the industrial track in 
question serves a large district, and its dis- 
continuance from use would s'eriously affect 
property interests in this district. I would 
therefore suggest the reference of this ordi- 
nance to your Committee on Track Elevation, 
vviih instructions chat a report be made at an 
early enough day for the ordinance to be 
passed prior to the summer vacation of your 



Honorable B@dy. Subway may then be 
placed at Mary street and Hillosk street, 
Mary street may be opened, and the present 
situation fee relieved. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Whereas, On January 15th, A. D. 1900, 
an ordinance was passed by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago, requiring the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company to change 
the plane of its roadbed and railroad tracks 
within the City of Chicago, which ordinance 
was published on pages 2199 to 2224, inclu- 
sive, of the Official Record of the Council 
Proceedings of the City of Chicago, and was 
thereafter duly accepted by said Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company, which undertook 
by agreement to do and perform all of the 
matters and things required of it by said or- 
dinance; and. 

Whereas, By said ordinance it was, 
among other things, provided that said Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company should 
make the necessary changes in the position, 
number and alignment of its main tracks and 
side tracks and switch connections; and. 

Whereas, For many years last past cer- 
tain industrial establishments, docks and 
premises have heretofore been connected 
with the tracks of the Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company now thus elevated by a 
switch track built on priyate property, except 
where the same intercepted public streets or 
alleys, extending from a point on Lot thirty- 
two (32) of Sub-Lot one (1), in Maher's 
Subdivision of Lots one (1) and four (4), 
Blo«k twenty-two (22), in Canai Trustees' 
Subdivision of south fractional Section 
twenty-nine (29), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, to a point in Lot 
six (6), in the subdivision of Blocks seven 
(7), eight (8) and nine (9), in Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of south fractional Section 



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twenty-nine (29), Township thirty-nine (89) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian ; crossing at grade, 
between said points, the intervening streets 
and alleys; and, 

Whereas, In order to preserve said switch 
track and coQnect"on,and to continue to afford 
the necessary railroad connection and accom- 
modation to the said industrial establish- 
ments, docks and premises, it is necessary to 
elevate the plane of part of said switch track 
connection, and to cross certain intervening 
streets, hereinafter mentioned, by means of 
suitable bridges, the superstructure of which 
shall consist of iron or steel-made girders, to 
be supported on abutments of concrete, stone 
or brick masonry, or otherwise, and to cross 
other of said streets by means of a viaduct to 
be constructed of iron, steel or wood, as here- 
inafter provided ; and the balance of said 
switch track connection to be and remain at 
the same grade as now built and constructed, 
except as otherwise herein provided ; now, 
therefore 

Be it ordained by the (Jity Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company is hereby ordered and 
required to partly elevate the plane of that 
certain switch trade, and the said switch 
track thereafter to maintain and operate, to 
the extent, In the manner, and upon the con- 
ditions hereinafter specified, that is to say: 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at a point where 
the said switch track has heretofore connected 
with the tracks of said Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company in Lot thirty-two (32) ©f 
Sub-lot one (1) in Maher's Subdivision of 
Lots one (1) and four (4) in Block twenty-two 
(22), in Canal Trustees' Subdivision of south 
fractional Section twenty-nine (29), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, the said switch track 
shall be elevated to the plane of the main 
tracks of the Chicago and Alton Rail- 



road Company, at said point, and shall 
thence proceed, curving in a northeasterly, 
northerly and northwesterly direction, on a 
descending grade, to a point one hundred 
(100) feet east of the west line of Lot three 
(3) in the subdivision of Blocks three (3) 
and four (4) in said Canal Trustees' Subdi- 
vision of south fractional Section twenty- 
nine (29), Township thirty-nine (39), north 
range fourteen (14) east of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian ; thence in a westerly direction, 
on a descending grade, substantially along 
the line, and upon the premises now occu- 
pied by the existing switch track to the east 
line of Throop street, . at which point said 
switch track shall come to the present grade 
now occupied by the existing track ; and 
thence to continue at its present grade 
southwestwardly to a point in Lot six (6), 
in the subdivision of Blocks seven (7) eight 
(8) and nine (9), in said Canal Trustees' 
Subdivision of south fractional Section 
twenty-nine (29), Township thirty-nine (39), 
north range fourteen (14), east of the Third 
Principal Meridian, crossing Throop street 
and Loomis street, at the present grade of 
said streets, and with the right to cross, at 
grade, Cologne street, by a single track to 
connect Lot one (1), in Block twenty-three 
(23) of said Canal Trustees' Subdivision of 
south fractional Section twenty-nine (29), 
Township thirty-nine (39), north range four- 
teen (14) east of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, and Lot one (1), in the subdivision of 
Blocks three(3) and four (4) in said Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of south fractional Section 
twenty-nine (29) Township thirty-nine (39). 
north range fourteen (14), east of the Third 
Principal Merielian. 

Said switch track shall be, by said Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company elevated 
to the plane and for the distance hereinbe- 
fore provided, and, to the extent that the 
same^s upon private property, shall be laid 
upon embankments, or steel or iron or 
wooden viaducts or trestles, as may be per- 



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mitted or desired by the owners of the 
private property on which the said switch 
trade is laid, but said switch track shall be 
carried across the subways hereinafter i»en- 
tioned, upon suitable bridges in the manner, 
and subject to the provisions contained in 
said ordinance passed January 15th, 1900, 
aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable, 
arid not changed or modified by this ordi- 
nance. From the abutraent^suppoiling the 
north end of the bridge across Hillock avenue 
at the junction of Cologne street, as herein 
provided, to the point where the switch 
tracks enter upon Lot three (3) in the subdi- 
vision of Blocks three (3) and four (4), in 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of south frac- 
tional Section twenty-nine (29), Township 
thirty-nine (39), north range fourteen (14) 
east of the Third Principal Meridian, and 
being across Cologne street, said switch 
tracks shall be laid upon a steel, iron or 
wooden viaduct or trestle, as shall be deter- 
mined upon by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and notice thereof in writing given 
to said Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 
pany; and the provisions of said ordinance 
of January 15th, 1900, in respect to said em- 
bankments, subways, bridges, abutments, 
the excavation of streets, the disturbance of 
sewers, pipes, whether water, gas or other- 
wise, the change of grade, the drainage of 
said subways, the provisions respecting road- 
ways, and the pavement, sidewalks and 
approaches thereto, the matter of superin- 
tendence and inspection by the officials of 
the City of Chicago the submission to said 
officials of the plans and specifications upon 
which said work of elevation shall be carried 
out, shall all, insofar as applicable, and not 
herein changed or modified, be the rule for 
the construction of, and the basis upon 
which, the elevation of said switch track 
shall be done. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be con- 
structed beneath said switch tracks, where 
he same is intersected by Mary street and by 



~Hillock avenue, at the junction of Cologne 
street, as hereinafter mentioned. 

Paragraph 8. The several subways hereto- 
fore referred to, and which shall be con- 
structed with the elevation upon which such 
tracks are to be placed, shall, as to their size 
and dimensions, location and other details, 
be in accordance with the following sched- 
ule: 

Subway in Mary street, under the said 
switch track (street fifty-five (55) feet wide) • 
The depression of the street shall not ex- 
ceed one and seven-tenths (1.7) feet below 
the present surface of tracks, making the 
elevati©n of the floor of the subway not less 
than eight and five-tenths (S.5) feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend on the 
north ten (10) feet beyond the north portal 
of subway, and on the south ten (10) feet be- 
yond the south portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a grade 
of not to exceed three (8) feet in one hundred 
(100) feet, to a connection with the present 
surface of the street. 

Width between walls of subway, fifty-five 
(55) feet. Width of roadway, thirty-five (85) 
feet ir. subway. Width of sidewalks, ten (10) 
feet each in subway. Width of roadway and 
sidewalks outside of subway shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalk shall be uni- 
form with the roadway and about one (1) 
foot above the level of the same. 
Clear head room, eleven (U) feet. 
Subway in Hillock avenue, under switch 
track, as elevated (street sixty-six (fiO) feet 
wide) • 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
three (8) feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
the subway not less than seven (7) 
feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the east ten (10) feet beyond the east 
portal of sul)way, and on the west ten (101 



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feet beyond the west portal of subway. 
From this level the approaches shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed three and five- 
tenths (3.5) feet in one hundred (100) feet, 
to a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width of walls of subway, sixty-six (66) 
feet. Width of roadway forty-six (46) feet 
in subway. Width of sidewalks, ten (10) 
feet each in subway. Width of roadway and 
sidewalks outside of subway shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uni- 
form with the roadway and about one (1) 
foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room eleven (11) feet. 

Section 2. Said Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road Company shall commence the work of 

such elevation on or before the day of 

1903, and after such work has been com- 
menced, the same shall be prosecuted con- 
tinuously and with all practicable diligence, 
and shall be fully or finally completed on or 

before the! day of 190.., unless 

prevented by strikes, riots, or restrained by 
injunction or other order of process of a 
court of competent jurisdiction; the time 
during which said railroad company shall be 
so prevented, as aforesaid, shall be added to 
the time hereby given for the completion of 
said work ; provided, said railroad company 
give notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago of the institution of said 
legal proceedings. The City of Chicago 
shall thereupon have the right to intervene 
in any suit or proceedings brought by any 
person or persons, seeking to enjoin or re- 
strain, or in any manner interfere with the 
prosecution of such work, and move for a 
dissolution of such injunction or restraining 
order, or for any other proper order in said 
suit. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage, approval and 
publication; provided, however, this ordi- 



nance shall be null and void unless said Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company shall 
through its duly authorized officers file with 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago within 
thirty (30) days after the passage and ap- 
proval by the Mayor of this ordinance an 
agreement duly executed by said railroad 
company undertaking to do and perform all 
the matters and things required of it by this 
ordinance. After the filing of said agree- 
ment by said company the City of Chicago 
shall not prohibit the operation and mainte- 
nance of said switch track between the 
termini aforesaid without the consent of said 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company ; pro- 
vided, however, that nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or surrender of the police power of 
the city, or be taken in any way to deprive 
the City of Chicago of the right to properly 
exercise such power. 

Which was referred to the Committee oa 
Track Elevation. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

May l»th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Comtcil: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from Mandel Brothers in regard 
to the compensation exacted by the city for 
bay windows in their building at the corner 
of Wabash avenue and Madison street. Sev- 
eral years ago your Honorable Body granted 
a permit to the Central Trading Company for 
these bay windows, requiring an annual com- 
pensation of $1,200. The frontage in Wabash 
avenue is 73 feet by 150 feet in Madison street. 
Mandel Brothers are also paying $480 for bay 
windows at State and Madison streets where 
their frontage is 150 feet in Madison street by 
150 in State street. As you will notice from 
these figures the rate for the Wabash avenue 
front is considerably in excess of the usual 
compensation of $1 per square foot, while the 
rate in State street is considerably less thaa 
the usual compensation. I would suggest the 
reference of this communication to your 
Committee on Finance with a suggestion that 
the figures of the exact amount of space used 






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by Mandel Brothers be obtained from the 
Street Department and a compensation be 
fixed in accordance with the amount asked 
from other firms to whom similar privileges 
have been granted. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May 18th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from Crandall & Richardson in 
which complaint is made of a water bill for 
$9] .50 back taxes from 1897 on the premises 
occupied by them at 33d and Centre avenue. 
I would suggest the reference of this com- 
munication to your Committee on Finance 
with instructions that the matter be given 
early attention. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred te the Committee on 
Finance. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

May 18th, UK)3. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Superintendent of 
Water in reference to a complaint of Dr. E. 
G. Simms that a payment made by him on 
the premises, 3524 La Salle street, has not 
been properly credited. I would suggest the 
reference of this communication to your 
Committee on Finance for early investigation. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Whieh was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



also. 

The following communications: 

Mayor's Office, I 
May 18th, 1903. f 

To t?ie Hwiorahle, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint James A. 
Quinn as Inspector of Weights and Measures 
of the City of Chicago, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Jfayor. 



Mayor's Office, i 

May 18th, 1903. f 

To tlte Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me 1 hereby appoint John 
K.Prindiville as Police Magistrate of the Har- 
rison Street Police Court to succeed himself 
and to sit in Court No. 1, and respectfully 
ask the cencurrence of your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Maym-. 



Mayor's Office, ) 
May 18th, 1903. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me, I hereby appoint John R. 
Caverly as Police Magistrate of the Harrison 
Street Police Court to succeed W. T. Hall, 
deceased, to sit in Court No. 2, and respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, \ 
May 18th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen- By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me, 1 hereby appoint George 



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Williams ;is Commissioner of Buildings, and 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Cakteu H. Hakhison, 

- Mayor. 

Aid. Cougblin moved to concur in tbe 
appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The officialbond of Geo. Williams as Com- 
missioner of Buildings in the penal sum of 
$35,000, with Andrew Lanquist and Thomas 
A. Collins as sureties. 

Aid. Hunter moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing-, 
JacKson, Foreman. iStuckart, Dailey, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick. Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, 
Cerveny. Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Moran, 
Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston. Dunn, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling. Brad- 
ley, Burns, Butterworth, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward. Hunter, Race 
—60. 

Nays — None. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

May 18th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the ClU/ Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per - 
mission to the Western Fuel Company to 
erect a shelter shed at the corner of Adams 
and Rockwell streets, for the reason I am ad- 
vised by the Superintendent of Streets that 
this concern is now occupying the alley be- 
tween Jackson and Adams street at Rockwell 



street, I would suggest the reference of this 
order to your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., for early investigation. 

Respectfully, 

Cakteu H. Hahkison, 

JMayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

May 18th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
ray approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting, directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to issue 
to Henry F. Potgether, a permit to locate 
and sink a gasoline tank in the rear of , and 
adjacent to, the lot known and designated as 
No. 1117 Melrose street. I am informed that 
said ordinance authorizes the location of said 
gasoline tank in the alley in the rear of said 
premises. I would suggest a reconsideration 
of the vote by which the ordinance was 
passed and its reference to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., for consideration 
and the preparation of amendments to pro- 
vide for the protection of the city and the 
payment of compensation for the privilege 
granted. 

Respe^ tfuliy, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Blake moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 
message of His Ho.:.or, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Blake moved that the ordinance be 



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referred to the Coramittee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, / 
May 18th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last raeetinsr directing the 
Board of Local Improvements to repeal 
cement sidewalk ordinance on both sides of 
Avenue M., from 104th to 106th streets, for 
the reason that the Board of Local Improve- 
ments is not subject to the direction of the 
City Council. 

Respectfully, 

Caktek H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, | 
May iSth, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without my 
approval, an order passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last meeting directing the Board 
oi Loc^l Improvements to delay request for 
passage of ordinance for a cement sidewallc 
on both sides of South Spaulding avenue, 
from Fillmore street to West 12th street, for 
the reason that the Board of Local Improve- 
ments is not sul^ject to the direction of the 
City Council. 

Respectfully, 

Cakteh H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Offich, | 

May 18th, 1903. \ 

I'o t?ie Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting direct- 
ing the Board of Local Improvements to 
stay all proceedings in the matter of a cer- 
tain warrant for 16-foot cement sidewalk on 
Blue Island avenue, between Harrison street 



and r2th street, for the reason that the 
Board of Local Improvements is not subject 
to the direction of the City Council. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ( 
May 18th, 1903. [ 

To the Honorable the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting directing the 
Board of Local Improvements to stay all 
proceedings in regard to the laying of a water 
main in North 54th court, from Carmen ave- 
nue to Foster avenue, for the reason that the 
Board of Local Improvements is not subject 
to the direction of the City Council, 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office. ) 
May 18th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, directing the 
Board of Local Improvements to stay all pro- 
ceedings in regard to the laying of a water 
main in North 41st court, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Henderson street, etc., for the 
reason that the Board of Local Improye- 
ments is not subject to tlie direction of the 
City Council. 

Respectfully, 

Cartek H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ) 
May 18th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith without 
my approval an order passed by your Honor 
able Body at its last meeting directing the 
Board of Local Improvements to stay u 1 



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proceedings in regard to the opening of 
North 54th avenue from Lawrence avenue to 
Higgins avenue, for the reason that the 
Board of Local Improveinents is not subject 
to the direction of the City Council. 

Respectfully, 

CAltTEK H. HaHHISON, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the veto 
messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the orders be 
passed, the vetos of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, / 

May 18th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable., the City Vouncll: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to the South Chicago Furnace Com- 
pany to extend slip on their own property 
near 110th street, without any fee for such 
permit, for the reason that the city should be 
entitled to the actual expense incurred by it 
in the giving of lines, cost of inspection, etc, 

I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which this order w^as passed and its 
repassage by amending the same so it shall 
read as follows: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to South Chicago Furnace Com- 
pany a permit to extend slip on their own 
property near 110th street, without any fee 
to city for such permit other than fees for 
iriving of lines, inspection and necessary su- 
pervision of Department of Public Works. 

Respectfully, 

Caktek H: Hakrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jones moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order i-eferred to in the 



veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston. Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
sou, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

iVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to South Chicago Furnace Com- 
pany a permit to extend slip on their own 
property near 110th street, without any fee to 
city for such permit other than fees for giving 
of lines inspection and necessai'y supervision 
of Department of Public Works. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 
May 18th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the (Jity Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to lay 
water pipe in Carondelet av nue, etc.. and 
would respectfully suggest a reconsideration 
of the vote by which this order was passed 
and its repassage by amending same so that 
it shall read as follows: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



dk^ 



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lay water pipe in Carondelet avenue, from 
131st street to Howard ayenue; in Houston 
avenue, from ISOth street to Howard avenue; 
in Erie avenue, from ISOtli street to Howard 
avenue; in Howard avenue, from Carondelet 
avenue to 138th street; in 136th street, from 
Buffait) avenue to Howard avenue; in Supe- 
rior avenue, from 131st street to 133d street; 
provided said pipes pay a revenue of at least 
10 cents per lineal foot to the city. 

Respectfully, 

Cartek H. Harrison. 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred, to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the or- 
der as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

y^rt.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor. Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Hark in, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,Willistou, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman. Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns. O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter. Race— tH. 

No.ys — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water pipe in Carondelet avenue, from 
131st street to Howard avenue; in Houston 
avenue, from 130th street to Howard avenue; 
in Erie avenue, from 130th street to Howard 
avenue; in Howard avenue, from Carondelet 
avenue to 13Sth street; in 136th street, from 
Buffalo avenue to Howard avenue; in Supe- 



rior avenue, from 131st street to 133d street; 
provided said pipes pay a revenue of at least 
10 cents per lineal foot to the city. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, } 
May 18th, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable^ the City Cou?iciI: 

Genti.emen— 1 return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to Dolese Bros. Company to. pave 
Washington and Jefferson avenues, between 
6'2d and 63d streets, for the reason that said 
order does not provide for the filing of an 
indemnifying bond. I would suggest are- 
consideration of the vote by which this order 
was passed and its repassage by amending 
same so as to provide for the filing of a bond 
with the Commissioner of Public Works in 
the sum of ^5,000 to i demnify the city 
against accidents, etc., wbich might be caused 
through the negligence of said Dolese Bros. 
Company in paving said street. 

Respectfully, 

Cartek H. Harkison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honer. the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with th« veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

rea.s—Coughlin Kenna, Dixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny,, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann. Williston, Dunn, 



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Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Conuell, But- 
terwortb, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

;Vrt?As-Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The followin<r is the order as passed: 

Ordered, Tlmt permission be and the same 
is hereby granted to Dolese Bros. Co. to pave 
with macadam and combination curb and 
gutter, by private contract, Washington and 
Jefferson avenues, between 62d and 63d 
streets. All of the work herein authorized 
shall be done according to the rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Public Works 
and the Board of Local Improvements; 
Provided, however, that said Dolese Bros. 
Co. shall file a proper indemnifying bond in 
the sum of 15,000, to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, before this 
order shall take effect. 



The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May 18th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable^ the City Council. 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body, directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to build the necessary cross- 
ings in North 47th avenue, between Armitage 
and FuUerton avenues, etc., and would re- 
spectfully suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed, an5 its 
repassage by addmar at the end of said order 
the following words: ''Provided the Ward 
Fund appropriation will permit this expendi- 
ture." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ) 
May i8tb, 1903. \ 

To the Hoiiorable, the' City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to build cross 
walks on the north side of Grand avenue at 



the intersection of North 51st court, and on 
the east side of North 49th avenue at the 
intersection of Homer street, and would re- 
spectfully suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed audits 
repassage by adding at the end of said order 
the following words: "Provided the ward 
fund appropriation will permit this expendi- 
ture." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the 
veto messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the orders be 
amended in accordance with the veto messages 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
orders as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the orders were 
passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

Feax— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Allirrg, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'ConnelL But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

Xayx — Con Ion, Brennan — 2. 

The following are the orders as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
build the necessary crossings in North 47th 
avenue, between Armitage and Fallerton 
avenues, cinder sidewalks on both sides of 
said North 47th avenue, between the points 
mentioned, having been already constructed; 
provided the ward fund appropriation will 
permit this expenditure. 

Ordered., That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 






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build crosswalks on the north side of Grand 
avenue at the interseetion of North 51st 
court, and on the east side of North 49th 
avenue at the intersection of Homer street; 
provided the ward fund appropriation will 
permit this expenditure. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, / 

May 18th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting directing the 
proper authorities of the City of Chicago to 
cause the Chicago Union Traction Company 
to place 18th street, between its tracks, in 
proper condition, and would respectfully 
recommend a reconsideration of the vote by 
which this order was passed and its repassage 
by amending said order as follows: 

Amend said order by substituting the 
words "West Chicago Street Railway Com- 
pany" in lieu of the words "Chicago Union 
Traction Company." 

Respectfully, 

Cautkk H. Hakkison. 

JIai/or. 

Aid. Jackson moved to rec(insider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be • 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

Tlie motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, iSloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, HarUin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kuuz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 



Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley. Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch. Eidmanu, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

^"ays -Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That in accordance with a resolu- 
tion adopted at a meeting of the property 
owners fronting on ISth street, between Hal- 
sted and Leavitf streets, held on March I'Jth, 
1903. the proper authorities of the city are 
hereby directed to cause the West Chicago 
Street Railway Company to place ISth street, 
between its tracks, in proper condition at 
once. 

Al-SO. 

The following veto message- 

Mayor's Office, | 
May ISth, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Couwil: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed l)y your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting for the 
construction of a cement -sidewalk on a sys- 
tem of streets on both sides of West Division 
street, froui North California avenue, etc., 
for the reasons given in the accompanying 
communication from the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

ResjiectiuUy, 

Caktek H. Hakkison 

Mayor. 



«()aki) of Local Improvements. I 
Chicago, May 18th, 1903. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrixon, Maijor: 

Dear Sir— At the meeting of the City 
Council May 11th the Board of Local Im- 
provements submitted an ordinance which 
was passed by the City Council as shown 
from the Council Proceedings of that date, 
page 70, for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets on both sides 
of West Division street from North Cali- 
fornia avenue, etc., etc. The total estimate 
of the cost of this work exceeded the sum of 
one hundred thousand dollars (^100,000), and 



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under the statute should have been deferred 
and published in full for at least one week 
prior to the passage of the ordinance. 

I am directed by the Board to request your 
Ponor to veto the passage of this ordinance, 
for the reason that the estimated cost ex- 
ceeds $100,000, and to have the same deferred 
and published in accordance with Section 8 
of the Boart of Local Improvement Act at 
least one week before the same is again put 
upon its passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John a. May, 

Secretary Board of Local ImprovemejiU. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
published and referred to the Committee on 
(Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance: 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OP LOCAL IM- 
PRONEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

We herewith submit an ordinance for a 
cement sidewalk twelve feet in width abutting 
on a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 

Both sides of West Division street, from 
the east .line of North California avenue to 
the westerly line of Milwaukee avenue. 

Both sides of Cornell street, from the east 
curb line of North Ashland avenue to the 
southwesterly curb line of Milwaukee avenue. 

Both sides of West Chicago avenue, from 
the east curb line of North Western avenue 
to the west curb line of Lessing street pro- 
duced south. 

Both sides of Grand avenue, from the east 
line of North Western avenue tQ the west 
curb line of North Desplaines street. 

Both sides of North Sangamon street, from 
the north curb line of West Kinzie street to 
the south curb line of West Erie street. 

Both sides of North Centre avenue, from 



the north curb line of West Kinzie street to 
the southwesterly line of the right of way of 
the Chicago, Northwestern Railroad (Wis- 
consin Division). 

Both sides of North Ashland avenue, from 
the north curb line of West Chicago avenue 
to the south curb line of West Division street, 
together with an estimate of the whole cost 
of said improvement and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance, and the making of the 
improvement contemplated therein 

Respectfully submitted. 

A. M. Lynch, 

Charles J. Vopicka, 

E. McGaefby, 

Peter Kiolbassa, 

John A. May, 

Board of Local Im,provements of the City of 
Ghicaao. 

Dated Chicago, May 11, A. D. 1903. 



estimate of engineer. 

To the Hoard of I^ocal Lmprovements of the 
City of Chicayo, and to the Mayor and 
Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in City 
Council Ai<sembled: 

I herewith submit an estimate of the cost 
of constructing a cement sidewalk twelve 
feet in width, in front of each of the lots, 
blocks, tracts or parcels of land in accord- 
ance with the ordinance hereto attached, 
abutting on a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit: 

Both sides of West Division street, from 
the east line of North California avenue to 
the westerly line of Milwaukee avenue. 

Both sides of Cornell street, from the east 
curb line of North Ashland avenue to the 
southwesterly curb line of Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Both sides -of West Chicago avenue, from 
the east curb line of North Western avenue 
to the west curb line of Lessing street pro- 
duced south. 

Both sides of Grand avenue, from the east 
line of North Western avenue to the west 
curb line of North Desplaines street. 

Both sides of North Sangamon street, from 



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the north curb line of West Kinzie street to 
the south curb line of West Erie street. 

Both sides of North Centre avenue, from 
the north 8urb line of West Kinzie street to 
the southwesterly line of the right of way of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad 
(Wisconsin Division). 

Both sides of North Ashland avenue, from 
the north curb line of West Chicago avenue 
to the south curb line of West Division street, 
including labor, materials and all other ex 
penses attending the same, as provided by 
law, viz.: 
47,394.39 lineal feet of sidewalk 

12 feet in width ^ 122,751 47 

5,208 lineal feet of intersections 

twelve feet in width 13,4S8 72 

Total $ 136,240 19 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the 
above estimate does not exceed the provable 
cost of the above-named proposed improve 

ment. 

C. D. Hill. 

Euijineer of the Board of Local Impro>'etnents. 

Dated. Chicago, May U, A. D. 1903. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For a cement sidewalk abutting on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: Both sides 
of West Division street, from the east curb 
line of North California avenue t© the 
westerly line of Milwaukee avenue; both 
sides of Cornell street, from the east curb 
line of North Ashland to the southwesterly 
curb line of Milwaukee avenue; both sides 
of West Chieago avenue, from the east 
curb line of North Western avenue to the 
west curb line of Lessing street produced 
south; both si^es of Grand avenue, from 
the east line of North Western avenue to 
the west curb line of North Desplaines 
street; both sides of North Sangamon 
street, from the north curb lice of West 
Kinzie street to the south curb line of West 
Erie street; both sides of North Centre 
avenue, from the north curb line of West 
Kinzie street to 'the southwesterly line of 



140 1903 

the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad (Wisconsin Di- 
vision); both sides of North Ashland ave- 
nue, from the north curb line of West 
Chicago avenue to the south curb line of 
. West Division street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, the 
nature, cliaracter, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as follows- 

That a cement sidewalk twelve feet in 
width, be and is hereby ordered constructed 
OQ a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 

Both sides of West Division street, from 
the east line of North California avenue to 
the westerly line of Milwaukee avenue. 

Both sides of Cornell street, from the east 
curb line of North Ashland avenue to the 
southwesterly curb line of Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Both sides of West Chicago avenue, from 
the east curb line of North Western avenue 
to the west curb line of Lessing street pro- 
duced south. 

Both sides of Grand avenue, from the east 
line of North Western avenue to the west 
curb line of North Desplaines street. 

Both sides of North Sangamon street, from 
the north curb line of West Kinzie street to 
the south curb line of West Erie street. 

Both sides of North Centre avenue, from 
the north curb line of West Kinzie street to 
the southwesterly line of the right of way of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad 
(Wisconsin division.) 

Both sides of North Ashland avenue, from 
the north curb line of West Chicago avenue 
to the south curb line of WestDirision street 

to lot adjoining the line, in said the 

City of Chicago, except across the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys and ex- 



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cept all steam railroad riorhts-of-way thereon 
between said points, and except in front of 
the following: lots, blocks, tracts and parcels 
of land, and also except the intersections 
hereinafter described, viz. : 

Winston and Jacobson's Subd'n of the S. 
E. }4, N. E. }4, Section 1, Town. 89 north, 
Range 13. E. of 3d P. M. : Lots 19, 20, 22, 26 
to 28, Block 5 ; Lots 23 and 24, Block 6 ; Lots 
21, 26, 28 and 29, Block 7 ; Lots 28 29, Block 8. 

Humboldt Park residence Sub. of S. W. %, 
N. E. %, Section 1, Town. 39 north, Range 
13, East of the 3d P. M. : Lots 27, 28, 36, 41 
and 42, Block 7; Lots 40, 41, 47 and 48, 
Block 8. 

McCreerey's Sub. of N. K, N. E. i^, S. E. 
1^, Section 1, Town. 39 north, Range 13, East 
of 3d P. M : Lots 1, 2, 10 and 13. 

Wetherbee and Gregory's Sub. of.N. %, N. 



W. i^, S. E. 



Section 1, Town. 39 north, 



Range 13, Ex. E. 100 ft. of said tract. Lots 4, 

9, 12, lb and 19, Block 1 ; Lots 1, 12, JiO to 24, 
Block 2. 

Canal Trustees Sub. of pt. W. }4, Section 
5, Town. 39 north, Range 14, East of 3d P. 
M. : Lots 3 to 5, Sub-Block 4, Block 14. 

Page Bros. Sub of Block 15, and N. % 
Block 18, Sub-Block 1, Sub-Lot 2 to 5, 8, 
Sub-Block 1, Sub-Lot 43 and 45, ^ub-Block 2, 
Blocks 15 and 18; Lot 20 and 21, Block 20; 
Lots 8, 35 and 43, Block 21; Sub S. >^ Lot 
35, Block 22; Lots 73, 79, 83, 85 to 91, 94, 
Block 23; E. 64 ft. of Lot 18, Block 25; Lot 

10, 17, 88, 90 and 91, Block 26. 
Gastfield's Sub of W. part of Lot 1, Block 

28 ; Sub of west part of west 3^ of Lot 5 and 6, 
Re-Sub of Sub-Lot 1 and 2, Lot 32 to 35, 
Block 28. 

Taxes Sub of 4 acres west and adjoining E. 
3^ of S. X of Lot 20, Block 28. 

Assessors Division of Lot 11, 15 to 20, Sub- 
Block 1, Lot 21, Kuhl's Sub of Sub-Lots 1 to 
4, 9, Lot 33, Sub-Block 2, Block 29. 

Canal Trustees Sub 5-39-14, Lot 29 and 30, 

11, Sub-Block 1 and 5. N. 2 acres of Block 29. 



Canal Trustees Sub in Section 7, Town 89 
North, Range 14, East of 3d P. M., Lots 1 and 
2, 5 and 6, 9 to 13. 18 and 19, 21 to 25, Bl«ck 
1 ; Lots 73, to 84, 86 to 89, 94 to 96, Block 2 ; 
Subdivisioa of E. % of Lots 1 to 8, 11, Block 
3; W. 1^ of Lot 1 to 12, Block 3; Lots 1 to 25, 
Block 4; Lots 1 to 6, 9 to 14, 16 and 17, 21 to 
25, Block 5; Lots 1 to 3, 6 to 16, 18 to 22, 
Block 6; Lots 6 and 7, 13, 24 and 25, Block 7; 
Lots 26 and 27, Block S; Lots 1 to 5, 11 to 
13. 22, 33 and 34, 36, Block 17 ; Lots 3, 6 to 8, 
11 and 12, Sub-Block 5, Lot 1 Sub-Block 5^, 
Lot 1, Sub-Block 6, Block 18. 

Embrie's Subdivision in northwest part of 
Sub-Lot 20, Lot 1, Snb-Lot 39, Lot 3, Block 

18. 

Embrie's Subdivision in east half Sub-Lot 
40, Lots 3, 76 to 81, 83 to 101, 103, 106 and 107, 
109 and 110, 112, Block 19. 

Embrie's Subdivision in south part of Lots 
1 and 2, 6, 18 and 24, Block 20. 

Embrie's Subdivision in north part of Lots 
82 to 88, 90, 96, 98 and 99, Block 20; Lots 76 
and 77, 84 to 87, 91, 93, 99 and 100, 101 to 107, 
109 and 110, 112 to 115, 118, 124 and 125, 
Block 21 ; Lots 78 to 83, 92 to 98, Block 22; 
Lots 64 and 65, 105, Block 23; Lots 63 to 67, 
69 to 73, 72 to 79, 81, 94 to 96. 100 to 104, 106 
to 109, Block 24. 

Assessors' Div'n in N. E. )^ and E. ]4 N. 
W. 1^ Section 6, Town. 89, North Range 14, 
E. of 3d P. M. : J. P. Fishe's Sub. of Sub- 
Lots 2 to 4, 8 to 10, 31 to 33, 34 and 35, 37, 
and Lots 1 and 2. 

J. Peacock's Sub. of S. 6 acs. W. 10 acs. of 
S. 25 acs. W >2 N. E, ^4 Section 6, Town. 39, 
North Range 14, E. of 3d P. M., Sub-Lots 
21 to 24, 32 to 35, Block 2. 

A. N. Waterman's Sub. of W. 5 acs. S. 25 
acs. E. >i N. W. 1^ Section 6, Town. 39, 
North Range 14, identical with Lot 14, Ass'rs. 
Div'n. Sub-Sot 18, Lot 3. 



R. P. Hamilton's Sub of 5 acres W. 



N. 



E. }i Section 6, Town. 39 North, Range 14 



l< 



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East of the 3d F. M. : Cochran's Sub of Sub- 
Lots 31 aad 32, Lots 5 to 24. 

Sub of Lot 10, Assessors' Div'n of Lands 
in N. E. % and E. % ^.^. % Section 6, 
Town. 39 North, Range 14 E. of 8d P. M. : 
Beyceh's Sub in above Sub of Sub-Lot 5, 
Lot 14. 

Assessors' Sub of (Ex. E. 100 ft.) and 
(Ex. 80 ft. in S. W. corner of E. }i of Lot 8, 
Block 7. 

Assessors' Sub. in N. E. I4' Section 8, 
Town. 39 Nerth, Rangre 14 East of 8d P. M. : 
Elston's Sub of lands in W. 3^ N. E. I4 of 
Assessors', etc.: all of Lots 1 and 2, Blocks 
1 and 2 

Assessors' Div'n of part of (lying north of 
West Erie st.) Lot 1. Block 6. 

Yale and others Sub. of part of (lying 
south of Erie st.) Lots 81 and 82, Block 2. 

Assessors' Div'n of E. J^ N. W. 14' Section 
8, Town. 39 North, Range 14, East of 3d P. 
M. : Bickerdicke's Sub of Lots 27 and 30, 
Block 1; Lots 20 to 23, Block 2; Lot 25, 
Block 2; Lots 3 and 5. 

Hamilton's Sub of Sub-Lots 67 and 68, 70, 
73 and 74, 76 and 77, Lot 3. Re-Sub. of Sub- 
Lots 1 to 6, Lot 4. 

Geo. S. Robbins' Sub of Sub-L ts 5. 7, 12 
and 20, Lot 6. 

Spear's Add'n to Chicago being part of E. 
)4 Section 6, Town. 39 North, Range 14 East 
of the 3d P. M. : Moonan's Add'n to Chi- 
cago (identical with Spear' Add.) Lots 50 to 
53, 57 to 59, Block 1 ; Sub of Lots 15 to 18, 24, 
27 and 28, Block 4. 

Watson, Tower & Davis' Sub. of W. }^, N. 
W. 3^ Section 6, Town. 39 North, Range 14 
East of the 3d P. M. : Lots 40 and 47, 
Block 13. 

Sufferu's Sub. of S. W. % Section 6, Town. 
39 North, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M. : 
N. part of Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Lot 2, 
Block 2. 

J. F. Dawes' Sub of E. >i of Sub-Lots 2 to 



5, 7 to 13, Sub-Block 2; Sub of W. X Sub. 
Lots 13 and 14, 16 to 18, 20 to 22, Lot 2, Sub- 
Lot 24, Block 15. 

SufEern's Sub. in Sec. 6, 39, 14, Sub. of S. 
part of Lots 79 and 80, 87, 91 to 94, 96 and 
97, 99 to 102, Block 16. 

Cochran's Subdn. of W. 3^, S.E. %, Sec- 
tion 6. Township 39, North Range 14 East of 
the 3d P. M. 

Sherman's Sub. N. E. % of Lots 1 to 4, 
Block ,1. Subdn. of W. 1^, Lots 3 to 11, 
Block 1. 

Superior Court partition of Crane's Sub. 
of Sub-Lots 3 to 6, 9 and 10, Lots 1 and 2, 
Block 2. 

Hatterman's Sub. of Sub-Lots 1 to 4, 6 and 
7, Lots 2 and 4, Block 2. Sub. of Block 7. 
Sub. of Sub-Lots 3, 5 to 9, Lots 5 and 6, 
Block 7. 

Superior Court part'n of Webb's Sub. of 
Sub-Lots 1 to 3, 12, Lot 3. Sub-Lots ] to 12', 
Lot 4, Block 8. 

Johnston's Subd'n of E. )i, S. E. I4. Sec- 
tion 6, Town. 39 North, Range 14 East of the 
3d P. M. : Assessor's Div'n of County 
Clerk's Div'n of Sub Lot 4. Lots 7 to 9. Block 
1. W. 3^ Lot 12, Block 2; Lot I, Block 3; 
Sub of Lots 7, 16 and 17, Block 9; Lots 10 to 
16. Block 16; S. 3^ Lot 9, N. }i Lot 10, N. yi 
Lot 13, N. \i Lot 15, Block 17; Lots 2 to 5, 
Block 21; VV. 41 6-10 ft. Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5. 
Block 22; E. 3-^. Lots 2 and 3, Block 23; Lots 
1 to 3. 6 and 7, Block 24. 

Bickerdike's Add'n to Chicago iu N. W. 1-4, 
Section 8. Town. 39 North, Range 14 East of 
the 3d P.M.: Lots 9 and 11, Block 1; Lots 
4, 8 to 12, Block 2; Lots 1 to 3, 5, 7. 10, 12 to 
14, Block 3; Lots 25 to 27, 33 and 34. Block 
13; Lots 18 to 26, and 30, Block 14; Lots 23 
to 33, and 35, Block 15; Lots 1, 3, 9, 10 and 
13. Block 17: Lots 1, 2 and 8 and 13 to 18, 
Block 18. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Section S, 
Town. 39 North, Range 14 East of 3d P. M., 
Lots 13 and 14, Block 3. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Sec. 8, Town. 



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39 Fortb, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M., 
S. yi of Lot 15, Block 3; Lots 3 to 5, Block 
4; Lots 22, 23 and 32, Block 9. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Sec. 3, Town. 
39 North, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M., W. 
56 feet of Lot 1, Block 11. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago In Sec. 8, Town. 
39 North, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M., 
Sub. of Lots 1 and 2, Block 13; Sub-Lots 1 
and L®ts 1 and 2, Block 18 ; Lots 6, 8 and 9, 
Block 20; Lots 9 to 11, Block 22; Lot 8, 
Block 23; Lots 13, 17 and 18, Block 24; Lots 
15 to 23, Block 25 ; Lots 25 to 29 Block 25 ; 
Lots 24 and 25, Block 26. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Sec. 7, Town. 
39 North, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M., S. 
X of Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 30. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Sec- 8, Town. 
39 North, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M., N. 
y^ of Lot 6, Block 30. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Sec 8, Town. 
39 North, Range 14, East of the 3d P. M., N. 
y^ of Lots 13, 14 and 15, Block 31; Lots 24, 
26 and 27, Block 41 ; Lots 1. 6 and 15 to 18 
Block 42. 

Ogden's Add. to Chicago in Ssc. 8, Town. 
39 North, Range 14 East of the 3d P. M., S. 
80 feet of Lot 55, Block 42; Lots 17 to 19, 
Block 43. 

Elston's Add. to Chicago, Lots 13 and 14, 
Block 7; Lots 28 and 29, Block 13. 

Harber & Roman's Sub. of part of S. E. % 
of Sec. 5, Town. 39 North, Range 14 East of 
the 3d P. M., lying south and west of Mil- 
waukee avenue. Lots 19 and 20. 

Ridgely's Add. to Chicago in N. E. % Sec- 
tion 8, Town. 39 North, Range 14, east of the 
3d P. M. : Lots 1 and 2, Block 3 ; Lots 1 and 2, 
Block 6. 

Circuit Court portion of 3 acres in S. W. 
corner of N. E. i^ Section », Town. 39 North, 
Range 14, E. of 3d P. M. : Colgate's Sub of 
Sub-Lots 1 and 5; Lots 1 to 5, 6 to 14. 

Cook Co. Circuit Court portion of N. W. 



y Section 8, Town. 39 North, Range 14, east 
of the 3d P.M.: Hambleton's Sub of Lots 
10, 21, 23 to 25, and 58 ft. of E. % of Lots 26 
and 50, Blocks 1 and 2, Lot 3. 

Russel, Mather and Roberts Add. to Chi- 
cago, Section 9, Town. 39 North, Range 14, 
east of the 3d P. M,: Sub-Lots 1 and 2, 7, 
Lots 7 and 8; Assessor's Division, Sub-L»ts 
1 to 3, Lots 15 and 16, Block 70; Sub of, Sub- 
Lots 54 and .55, Lots 1 to 12, Block 74; 
Assessor's Div. of S. y and all of Sub-Lot 7, 
Sub of Sub-Lot 2, Lots 7, 8, 17, Block 75. 

Intersection at northwest and southwest 
corners of West Division street and North 
Washtenaw avenue. 

Intersections at northwest corner of West 
Division street and North Rockwell street. 

Intersection at northwest corner of West 
Division street and North Mapiewood avenue. 

Intersection at northeast corner of West 
Division street and North Campbell avenue. 

Intersection at northeast corner of West 
Division street and North Artesian avenue. 

Intersection at northeast and southwest 
corners of West Division street and North 
Western avenue. 

Intersection at northeast and northwest 
corners of West Division street and North 
Irving avenue. 

Intersection at northeast and northwest 
corners of West Division street and North 
Leavitt street. 

Intersection at northeast and southwest 
corners of West Division street and North 
Hoyne avenue. 

Intersection at northeast, southeast and 
southwest corners ©f West Division street 
and North Robey street. 

Intersection at southeast corner of West 
Division street and North Winchester avenue. 

Intersection at northwest and southeast 
corners of West Division street and North 
Lincoln street. 

Intersection at northeast and' southwest 



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corners of West Division street and North 
Wood street. 

Intersection at souttieast and southwest 
corners of West Division street and North 
Paulina street. 

Intersection at southeast corner of West 
Division street and North Marshfield avenue. 
Intersection at northeast, northwest, south- 
east and southwest corners of West Division 
street and North Ashland avenue. 

Intersection at southeast corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Western avenue. 
Intersection at southeast corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Oaitley avenue 

Intersection at northeast corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Leavitt street. 

Intersections at northwest, southeast and 
southwest corners of West Chicago avenue 
and North Hoyne avenue. 

Intersections at northwest, southeast and 
southwest of corners of West Chicago avenue 
and North Robey street. 

Intersections at northeast, northwest and 
southeast corners of West Ciiicago avenue 
and North Lincoln street. 

Intersection at southwest corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Wood street. 

Intersections at northwest and southeast 
corners of West Chicago avenue and North 
Paulina street. 

Intersection at northeast «orner of West 

Chicago avenue and North Marshfield avenue. 

Intersections at northeast and southwest 

corners of West Chicago avenue and North 

Ashland avenue. 

Intersection at southwest corner of West 
Chicago avenue and Armour street. 

Intersection at northeast corner of West 
Chicago avenue and Holt street. 

Intersection at southwest corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Ada street. 

Intersection at southwest corner of West 
Chicago avenue and Ayres court. 
Intersections at southeast and southwest 



corners of West Chicago. avenue and North 
Center avenue. 

Intersections at southeast, southwest and 
northwest corners of West Chicago avenue 
and North May street. 

Intersections at northeast, northwest, 
southeast and southwest corners of West 
Chicago avenue and Milwaukee avenue. 

Intersections at southwest corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Carpenter street. 

Intersections at southeast corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Morgan street. 

Intersections at southeast corner of West 
Chicago avenue and North Sangamon street. 
Intersections at northeast corner of Cor- 
nell street and North Ashland avenue. 

Intersections at southeast corner of Cor- 
nell street and Holt street. 

Intersections at southeast corner of Cor- 
nell street and Rose street. 

Intersections at northeast corner of Cor- 
nell street and Noble street. 

Intersections at northwesterly corner of 
Cornell street and Milwaukee avenue. 

Intersections at northeast, northwest and 
southwest corners of Grand avenue and North 
Oakley avenue. 

Intersections at northeast, northwest, 
southeast and southwest corners of Grand 
avenue and North Hoyne avenue. 

Intersections at northwest, toutheast and 
southwest corners of Grand avenue and 
Nor h Robey street. 

Intersections at northeast, southeast and 
southwest corners of Grand avenue and 
North Lincoln street. 

Intersections at northeast, northwest and 
southeast corners of Grand avenue and North 
Wood street. 

Intersection at northeast corner of Grand 
avenue and Osborn street. 

Intersections at northeast, southeast and 
southwest corners of Grand avenue and North 
Paulina street. 



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Intersections at northeast and northwest 



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corners of Grand avenue and North Marsh- 
tield avenue. 

Intersections at northeast corner of Grand 
aveniie and North Ashland avenue. 

Intersections at northwest corner of Grand 
avenue and Bickerdike street. 

Intersections at northeast, northwest and 
southwest corners of Grand avenue and 
Noble street. 

Intersections at northwest corner of Grand 
avenue and North Ada street. 

Intersections at northwest corners of Grand 
avenue and North Elizabeth street. 

Intersections at northeast and southwest 
corners of Grand avenue and North Center 
avenue. 

Intersections at northeast and northwest 
corners of Grand avenue and North May 
streets. 

Intersections at northwest and southeast 
corners of Grand avenue and North Curtis 
street. 

Intersections at northeast and nerthwest 
corners of Grand avenue and North Carpen- 
ter streets. 

Intersections at southeast corner of Grand 
avenue and North Morgan streets. 

Intersections at northwest corner of Grand 
avenue and Nerth Sangamon street. 

Intersections at northwest corner of Grand 
avenue and North Peoria street. 

Intersections at northeast corner of Grand 
avenue and North Halsted street. 

Intersections at northwest and southeast 
^ corners of Grand avenue and Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Intersections at southeast corner of Grand 
avenue and North Union street. 

Intersections at northwest corner of Grand 
avenue and North Desplaines street. 

, Intersections at southeast corner of North 
Sangamon street and West Erie street. 



Intersections at northwest corners of North 
Sangamon street and West Ohio street. 

Intersections at southwest corner of North 
Sangamon street and West Austin avenue. 

Intersections at southwest corner of North 
Ashland avenue and Emily street. 

Intersections at northeast corner of North 
Ashland avenue and Cornell street. 

Intersections at northeast corner of North 
Ashland avenue and West Chicago avanue. 

Intersections at northwest and southeast 
corners of North Centre avenue and Milwau- 
kee avenue. 

Intersections at northeast and southeast 
corners of North Centre avenue and West 
Huron street. 

Intersection at northwest corner of North 
Centre avenue and West Erie street. 

Intersections at northeast and southeast 
corners of North Centre avenue and Austin 
avenue. 

The said sidewalk shall be constructed as 
follows, viz. : 

A foundation shall first be prepared by 
cutti-ng down or filling up the natural surface 
of the ground within seventeen (17) inches 
below the grade. Wherever filling is neces- 
sary to bring the foundation to sub grade it 
shall be done with earth free from clay, ani- 
mal or vegetable matter, in such a manner as 
to leave a berme of one (1) foot on each side 
of and flush with the top of the completed 
walk (except where walks are laid full width 
of the sidewalk space), and shall slope to 
the natural surface of the ground at the rate 
of one and one-half (l)^) feet horizontal to 
one (1) foot vertical. Where necessary the 
foundation must be compacted by wetting, 
rolling or ramming until solid and unyield- 
ing. Soft and spongy places not affording a 
firm foundation must be dug out and refilled 
with earth free from clay, animal or veget- 
able matter, thoroughly compacted, upon 
which shall be laid a layer of cinders which 
shall be twelve (12) inches in depth after be- 



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ing flooded with water and thoroughly com- 
pacted. Oq the foundatioa thus prepared 
there shall be placed a layer of hydraulic ce- 
ment concrete, four and one-quarter (4i^) 
inches in thickness. The concrete shall con- 
sist of one (1) part cement, equal in quality 
to the best Portland cement, two (2) parts of 
Torpedo sand, and five (5) parts of broken 
limestone of a size to pass through a ring of 
one (1) inch internal diameter. The cement 
and sand shall be thoroughly mixed dry, after 
which it shall be moistened with water to 
f»rm a mortar, and into which shall be incor- 
porated the 6ve (5) parts of broken limestone 
as specified above, and rammed until solid. 
Before the layer last described has set. a layer 
or finishing coat shall be placed thereon, 
three-quarters ef an inch in thickness, said 
layer to be made of cue part cement i qual in 
quality to the best Portland cement, and one 
part of Torpedo sand. The cement and sand 
shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then moist- 
ened with water to form a mortar, which 
shall be evenly spread over the surface, so as 
to insure a smooth and even surface after be- 
ing evenly trowelled. 

The cement to be used shall be so ground 
that ninety-two (92) per cent will pass 
through a standard No. 100 sieve, having 
10,000 meshes per square inch. 
Briquettes made from a mortar composed 
. of one part cement and two parts sand ex- 
posed to the air for one day and immersed in 
water for six ((i) days shall develop an ulti- 
mate tensile strength of 200 pounds per 
square inch. 

Said sidewalk shall be so constructed that 
when completed the top surface shall con- 
form to the grade of the space between the 
curb line and the street line, which grade 
shall be a uniform incline from the curb line 
toward the street line of one inch in every 
three feet, the curb grade of said system of 
streets between said points being hereby 
established as follows, to-wit: 
Intersection of West Division street and 



1903 

North California avenue, 17.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street an^ 
North Washtenaw avenue, 17.25 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of W«st Division street and 
North Rockwell street, 17.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Maplewood avenue, 16.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Campbell avenue, 10.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Artesian avenue, 16.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Wehtern avenue, 17.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Claremont avenue, IT.OO feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Oakley avenue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Irving avenue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Leavitt street, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Hoyne avenue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Robey street, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Winchester avenue, 17.20 feet above 

datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Lincoln street, 16.75 feet above datum. 
Intersection of West Division street and 
Newton street, 16.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

North Wood street, 15.0a feet above datura. 

Intersection of West Division street and 



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North Hermitage street, 14.50 feet above 
datum. 

iDtersection of West Division street aud 

North Paulina street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 

Nor h Marshfield avenue, 14.00 feet above 

datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
North Ashland avenue, 14.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Division street and 
Milwaukee avenue, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Cornell street and North 
Ashland avenue, 15.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Cornell street and Holt 
street, 14.50 feet above city datum. 

Intersection of Cornell street and Noble 
street, 14.00 feet above datura. 

Intersection of Cornell street and Chase 
street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Cornell street and Milwau- 
kee avenue, 13.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Western avenue, 23.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Chiago avenue and 

North Oakley avenue, 18.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Leavitt street, 16.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Hoyne avenue, 15.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Robej street, 15.50 feet ^ bove datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Winchester avenue, 15.50 feet above 

datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Lincoln street, 15.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Wood street, 16.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 

North Hermitage avenue, 16.50 feet above 

datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 



North Paulina street, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Marshfield avenue, 16.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Ashland avenue, 15.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Armour street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Holt street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Bickerdike street, 14.00 feet above datura. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenve and 
Rose street, 14.00 feet above datura. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Noble street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Ada street, 14.00 feet above datum. ' 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Temple street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Chase street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Keith street, 14.00 feet above datura. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Ayres court, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Centre avenue, 14,00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North May street, 13.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Milwaukee avenue, 13.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Carpenter street, 13.20 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
Morgan street, 13.00 feet above datura. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 
North Sangamon (north side) street, 12.80 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenne and 
Lessing street, 14.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West Chicago avenue and 



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North Sangamon (south side) street, 12.80 
feet above datura. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Western avenue, 16.50 feet above datum. 

Inters.ection of Grand avenue and Glare- 
mont avenue, 17.23 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Oakley avenue, 17.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Leavitt street, 16.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Hoyne avenue, 16.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Robey street, 16.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand .avenue and North 
Lincoln street, 16.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Wood street, 16.50 feet cbove datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and Broom 
street, 16.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and Osborn 
street, 16.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Paulina street, 16.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Marshfield avenue, 16.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Ashland avenue, 16.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and Armour 
street, 14.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and Biclcer- 
dike street. 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and Noble 
street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Ada street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Elizabeth street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Centre avenue, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
May street, 13.84 feet above datum. 



Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Curtis street, 13.72 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Carpenter street, 13.60 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Morgan street, 13.48 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Sangamon street, 13.36 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Peoria street, 13.24 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Green street, 13.12 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Halsted street, 13.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and Mil- 
waukee avenue, 13.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Union street, 12.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Grand avenue and North 
Desplaines street, 12 50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Sangamon street and 
West Erie street, 13.36 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Sangamon street and 
West Ohio street. 13.36 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Sangamon street and 
north side of Austin avenue. 16.20 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Sangamon street and 
south side of Austin avenue, 17.40 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Sangamon street and 
West Kinzie street. 13.36 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
south line of right of way C. & N. W. R. R., 
12.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
Milwaukee avenue, 13.70 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
Fry street, 13.70 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
West Superior avenue, 13.60 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 



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West Huron street, 13.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
West Erie street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Nortli Centre avenue and 
West Ohio street, 18.70 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
Sinnott place, 18.70 feet above datura. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
Austin avenue, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Centre avenue and 
West Kinzie street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Ashland.aveuue and 
West Division street, 14.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Noith Ashland avenue and 
Haddon avenue, 14.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Ashland avenue and 
Tell place, 14.60 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Ashland avenue and 
Emma street, 14.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Ashland avenue and 
Augusta street, 15.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Ashland avenue and 
Cornelia street, 15.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Ashland avenue and 
Clariqda street, 15.00 feet above datum. 

Interseceion of North Ashland avenue and 
Fry street, 15.00 above datum. 

The above heights as tixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance of July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected eleva- 
tion of the Old Lind Block bench mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Provided, however, that the owner of any 
lot, block, tract or parcel of land abutting 
on said contemplated sidewalk shall be 
allowed forty (40) days after the time this 
ordinance shall take effect, in which to con- 



struct said sidewalk, in accordance with said 
ordinance, opposite his land, and thereby re- 
lieve the same from assessment; said work 
to be done under the superintendence of the 
Board of Local Improvements of the said 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of 
the Board of Local Improvements of the City 
of Chicago providing for said improvement, 
together with the estimate of the cost there- 
of made by the Engineer of said Board, both 
hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Sbctjox 3. That so much of said improve- 
ment as shall not be made by said owners 
within the time aforesaid shall be made by 
the said City of Chicago, and the whole cost 
thereof be paid for by special assessment, in 
accordance with an act of the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois entitled ''An 
act concerning local improvements," ap- 
proved June 14, A. D., 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 4. That the Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to file a 
petition in the County Court of Cook County, 
Illinois, in the name of the City of Chicago, 
praying that steps may be taken to levy a 
special assessment for said improvement, in 
accordance with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance and in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 5. That a 1 ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 
quest for an aporopriation of 110,000 for the 
completion 
which was 



of the Linne School addition, 



Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented acceptances of the 
following companies under the so-called 
40th street track elevation ordinance of 
March 16, 1908: ^nion Stock Yard and 



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Transit Company, Chicago Junction Railroad 
Company, South Side Elevated Railroad 
Company, Englewood Elevated Railroad 
Company; also the acceptance and bond of 
the Chicago & North-Western RailTvay Com- 
pany, under the track elevation ordinance of 
March 23, 1903, which were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claims of John M. 
Kerr for personal injuries and Frank Cham- 
bers for personal injuries, which were 

Placed on file 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, / 
Chicago, May 18, 1903. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Ha,rL-o7i, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council: 
Gentlemen — We herewith transmit certifi- 
cates of the completion of the work in accord- 
ance with the statute in the following cases: 
Docket 26369. Warrant 30722. Sewer in 
West 24th street, from South 41st court to 
west of South 41st court. 

Docket 26979. Warrant 31233. Sewer in 
Evergreen court, from Humboldt boulevard 
to 320 feet east. 

Docket 27386. W arrant 31544. Drains in 
Monticello avenue, from West North avenue 
to north of Wabansia avenue, etc. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Local Improvements, 

John A. May, 
Secretary. 

Which was placed on tile. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



issue a permit to Vincinzio Napole, iSo. 100 
Van Buren street, to erect a barber pole at 
the edge of sidewalk in front of said prem- 
ises. Said permit to be subject to revocation 
at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Weber to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 151 Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Schreiber to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 385 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed ' and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered. That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Duncan to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at No. 165 Custom House place. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to th*; satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to V^incenzo Adduci, No. 24 
Van Buren street, to erect a barber pole at 
the edge of sidewalk in front of said premises. 
Said permit to be subject to revocation at 
any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Johnson to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at No. 464 State street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
©f the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Manning & Bown to erect an electric si^n in 



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front of premises at 321 State street. Saidsigu 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and reg^ulations of Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to t e revocable by the Mayor a any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered., That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Manning & Buwn to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 57 Con- 
gress street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be rcrocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. McMahon to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 291 Clark street. 
Said ^sign to be constructed and erected 
in a'^cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Duncan, to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 44 Dearborn street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordinance in 
favor of John Fornaciari for a bay window at 
154 La Salle street; also an ordinance in 
favor of H. M. & M. R. Marks for a bay 
window at 85 Monroe street; also an ordi- 
nance in favor of Chas. Pope for a coal 
vault in the north and south alley between 
Plymouth place and State street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alley, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlia presented the following or- 
dinance- 

Be it ordained by the City Cou7icil of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and author- 



ity be and are hereby granted to the Board of 
Trade of the City of Chicago to construct, 
maintain and use a coal hole 40 inches square 
in the sidewalk on La Salle street near the 
north end of the building occupied by the 
said Board of Trade of the City of Chicago; 
also to construct, maintain and use a coal 
hole 40 inches square in the sidewalk on 
Sherman street, just south of the west 
entrance of the building occupied by the said 
Board of Trade, upon the terms and con- 
ditions hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Said coal holes shall not be 
enlarged in any manner without the consent 
of said City first had and obtained, and it 
shall at all times be so used and maintained 
that pedestrians can safely pass over the 
same except when coal is being placed 
therein. The construction and maintenance 
of said coal holes shall be at all times sub- 
ject to the control of the said city. The 
permission hereby granted may be revoked by 
the Mayor of said city at any time, and when 
it is so revoked said Board of Trade of the 
City of Chicago shall without delay remove 
said coal holes and place the sidewalks in a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works of said city. 

Section 3. The said Board of Trade ©f 
the City of Chicago shall before this ordi- 
nance becomes operative file with the City 
Clerk its written acceptance of this ordinance, 
together with its bond in the penal sum of 
$5,000, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor of said city, conditioned that said 
Board of Trade will indemnify, save and keep 
said city free and harmless from any and all 
loss, damage, cost or expense suffered by 
said city by reason of the construction or 
maintenance of said coal holes and for the 
restoration of said sidewalks when the per- 
mission hereby granted is revoked, to a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago and 
without any cost or charge to said city, and 
conditioned further to faithfully observe and 



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perform all the terms and conditions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after the date of its 
passage and its acceptance by said Board of 
Trade, and the approval of the bond herein- 
above required. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fms — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever, 
Sitts, Morati, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman. Larson. Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward. Hunter, Race— 04. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Uoughlin presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Ira Harris, Mayor of Colo- 
rado Springs, to string a banner on Wabash 
avenue, between Harrison and Peck court, 
also one on Wabash avenue, between South 
Water and Lake. Same to V)e revoUed by 
the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works do and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to Mr. M. Grashim for stairway 
entrance at 84 East Van Buren street, about 
ten feet north of Van Buren street on Ply- 
mouth place, on the east side of the street. 
Said M. Grashim to furnish an indemnifying 
bond to the City of Chicago in the sum of 
five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), which shall 
protect the City of Chicago free and from all 
damages which might occur from said open- 
ing. Said bond to be approved by the Mayor. 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works do and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to William M. Walker «& Co., for coal 
hole which shall be in front of premises 
known as Nos. ir)()-158 South Water street. 



which shall be 34x30 inches. Said William 
M. Walker & Co. shall furnish an indemni- 
fying bond to the City of Chicago in the sum 
of five thousand dollars (S5,000.00) which 
shall protect the City of Chicago from and in 
all damages which might occur from said 
openings, said bond to be approved by the 
Mayor. This order is subject to the revoca- 
tion of the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Gibson-Tailor to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 210 State street (sign 17 
ft. X 30 in.) to go flat against building. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, T at the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
May Flower Music Company to erect an 
electric sign in front of preniises at 272 
State street (10 ft. long, 4 ft. wide). Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfac- 
tion of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by th« 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Wengler & Mandell to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 138 Dearborn street 
seven feet high by three feet wide. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
-ance with ail rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Cafe Brauer to erect an electric sign in front 
o f premises tit 105 East Madison street, 8 ft. 
X I ft., to lay fiat against the building. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfac- 
tion of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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Midland Machine Co. to erect an electric 
sign in front of preiDises at 178 South State 
street, 20 ft. x 2^ ft. to g-o flat against'build- 
ing. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance: 

Bs it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the so-called exit stair- 
ways at the north and south ends of the 
elevated railway platforms on Wabash avenue 
are unnecessary and obstruct the use of the 
street by the public and necessarily interfere 
with the proper enjoyment of the adjacent 
property, and they are hereby declared to be 
public nuisances. 

Section 2. That the Union Elevated Rail- 
way Company is hereby ordered to remove 
the said stairways without further delay, 
and should it fail so to do within twenty 
days frem the passage of this ordinance, the 
Commissioner of Public Works shall remove 
the same at the Company's expense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, dnl passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fms — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terwoith. Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxtou, Woodward, Hunter, Race— -64. 

Kays — Con Ion, Brennan — 2. 



I Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of E 
A. Bachelder for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Howk 
& Bignold to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 2200 State street. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Castagnaino Oyster House to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at 3026 State street, 
5 ft. in circle, standing 3 ft. from wall. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revoeable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to J. J. Fischell 3232 State 
street to stretch a canvas awning from build- 
ing to curb. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
cause a survey of Butler street, from 33d to 
35th street for the purpose of determining' 



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the east line of said street and to report said 
suryey to this Council. 

Which were, on nnotion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Inaprovements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for grading and paving with asphalt 
Calumet avenue, from 429 4-10 feet south of 
35th street to 37th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jacks*»n, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yean — CoughWn, Kauna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuck art, Dailey, Sloan, 
"Roonev. Mavor. Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynitian, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendlmg, Bradley, Burns, O'Conneli, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race- 64. 

A^a?/.s- — Con Ion, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Langley avenue, 
from 37th street to the Chicago Junction 
Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimaie therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Younar, Bennett, Jones. 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
An-derson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Conneli. But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton. Woodward, Hunter, Race— (H. 

iV<i//.s-— Conlon , Brennan— 2. 



1903 



FOURTH WARD. 



Aid! Stuckart presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ins-s be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permitto James Killough living at 60127th 
street to board up porch in rear of l)uilding. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Peter Caranlyales to erect 
a fruit stand 6 feet long, 3 feet wide, 3 feet 
high in front of his store, 2500 Archer avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place one gasoline 
lamp on Farrell street in front of No. 2947. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 
Ordered, That the Mayor and City Clerk be 
and they are hereby directed to issue a quit- 
claim deed of the city's interest in Lot 32, 
Block 21, Canal and Dock Company Sub., 
Section 31-37-15, upon payment of face of 
sale and costs and interest from date of sale. 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
N. S. Peelurs to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises known as 4704 C©ttage Grore 
avenue; same to be erected in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Electricity and the permit to he re- 
vocable at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller I e and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
the sum of $1,200 from ''28 A," City Sealer's 
salaries, to ihe credit of "5 A," Prosecuting 
Attorney's salaries, said sum having been ap- 
propriated for the salary of an attorney in 
the former department, but as said attorney 
is acting under tlie direction of the Prosecu- 
ting Attorney, this transfer is made. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Young presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 

he is hereby instructed to place two boulevard 

sras lamps^ in front of the Chuich of the 



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Transfiguration on 43d street, between Cot. 
tage Grove avenue and Drexei boulevard,- 
without expense to said church. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue to the Vincennes Avenue Improvement 
Club a permit for the free use of water for 
the purpose of sprinkling Vincennes avenue, 
from 43d street to 47th street, in consideration 
of which privilege said Vincennes Avenue 
Improvement Club is to keep said street from 
43ei to 47th streets clean. 

Ordered, That the list of streets published 
on page 34 of Council Proceedings of May 11, 
1903, to be cleaned by Mrs. C. McNamara, be 
made to include 45th street, from Cottage 
Grove avenue to Grand Boulevard, to be 
cleaned twice a month, and the Commissioner 
of Public VTorks be instructed to notify Mrs. 
C. McNamara of this additional requirement, 
in consideration of her free water permit. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



SEVENTH WARD. 



Aid. Bennett presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be and 
he is -^hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. Stirling to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 882 East 51st street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the May©r 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the sidew Ik on the north 
side of 57th street, between Michigan avenue 
and the alley west of Michigan avenue, be 
laid at the curb line. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Bennett presented the claim of N. 
Kutten for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Building Commissioner 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to P. Frees, 8109 Muskegon avenue, to com- 
plete the lower story of brick structure at 
the above number. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main on Colfax avenue, between 
86th and 87th streets, if upon investigation 
the same pays the necessary ten per cent 
revenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 
Aid. Jones presented the following order* 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and lie is hereby directed to 
issue to the Windsor Park Improvement 
Club a permit to use city water, free of 
charge, for the purpose of sprinkling the 
streets from the Sixty-eighth Pumping Sta- 
tion south t® 79th street, said permit to be 
conditioned that said Improvement Club will 
keep said street in good repair. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in 74th street, 
from Yates avenue to Bond avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

NavH — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



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NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented an ordinance in favor 

of the Crane Company for a switch track 

across 12th place, 13th street, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 

Alleys, W. D. 

' Aid. Fick presented the following orders: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby ordered to 
issue a permit to The Letter Carriers' Asso- 
ciation to string: six canvas banners for a 
period of twenty days at the following loca- 
tions: Halsted and Harrison street, Milwau- 
waukee avenue and Halsted, North avenue 
and Larrabee, 41st and Root street, 19th and 
State street. Cottage Grove avenue and 39th 
street; same to be removed at any time on 
order of the Mayor or Commissiener of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to issue a permit to A. Wilensky to 
string a canras banner in front of No. 479 
Halsted street for a period of thirty days, 
same to be removed at any time in the optiea 
of the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Ordered, That Goldberg Brothers be grant- 
ed permission to string canvas sign across 
sidewalk, No. 479 Jefferson street, for a 
period of thirty days, same to be removed at 
any time on order of the Mayor or Cemmis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to erect two 
gas lamps in front of the Jewish Synagogue, 
No. 494 Morgan strtet. 

Ordered, Th&t the'City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to A. Maltz, No. 468 Halted street, 
to erect an electric sign in front of said 
premises, same to be erected in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and said permit to be subject 
to revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fick presented an order for paving 
(cedar blocks) the alley between Johnson 
and Sangamon streets, from 12th street to 
15th street, which was 



Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Preib presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue 
a permit to Mr. F. K. Gale, 782 South Hal- 
sted street to erect electric sign iu front of 
said premises, same to be erected in accord- 
ance with the rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department, and said peri-iit to be 
subject to revocation at any time in the op- 
tion of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TENTH WARD. 

AUl. Sindelar and Novak presented an 
order to permit I. Lurya to erect a shed in 
the rear of owner's property at 516 to 5'20 
West 18th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Sindelar and Novak presented the 
following order- 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a p.M-mit to 
J. Davidson to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 407 West 14th street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the claim 0( 
Albert Stack for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works or th« Board of Local Improvements 
be directed to require all persons engaged in 



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the coDstructiou of cement walks in the City 
of Chicago to l<eep in the immediate vicinity 
where such woric is in progress a tool box 
upon which shall be plainly marked the name 
of the pei'son or firm doing such work; said 
tool box to be kept in a prominent place 
where the work is being done during the 
construction of said sidewalks and until 
their completion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an order to per 
mit Mrs. Mary Sullivan to complete her cot- 
tage at 1038 South Hamlin avenue, which 
was after debate 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Moertei and CuUerton presented the 
following order. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works report to this Council at its next 
regular meeting, by what authority a switch 
track was laid across Hoyne avenue parallel 
with and adjoining the north line of 17th 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. CuUerton and Moertei presented the 
following resolution : 

Whereas, It is desirable that a bridge be 
constructed over the West Branch of the 
Chicago river at Robey street, and 

Whereas, Robey street is not opened be- 
tween 32d street and the West Branch of the 
Chicago river. The property along the pro- 
posed line ©f Robey street being owned by 
the Drainage Trustees and the Santa Fe Rail- 
road Company; therefore, be it 

Reaolved, That the Committee on Harbors. 
Viaducts and Bridges, are hereby respectfully 
requested to communicate with the Drainage 
Trustees and the Santa Fe Railroad Company 
relative to the opening of Robey street 
through the land owned by said coporations. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed and 
referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cerveny and Zimmer presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 



Works be directed to investigate and report 
to the Council as soon as possible the actual 
width of Sacramento avenue, Whipple street 
and Albany, from 26th street to the South 
Branch of the Chicago River; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That n@ permits for buildings on 
the property between Albany avenue and 
Whipple street be granted until the city's 
rights in these streets can be ascertained. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented claim of O. W 
Ballard for refund on water pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an order for the 
paving of the alleys bounded by Douglas 
boulevard, 13th street, Kedzie avenue and 
Sawyer avenue with bricks, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in South Homan 
avenue, from West 12th street to the south 
line of the right of way of the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cerveny, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, tstuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertei, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

N'a^Js — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Scully presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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remove the Thirteenth Ward Yard from its 
present location to the City Pumping Station 
Yard at Central Park arenue and Fillmore 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Friestedt presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to A. 
C. Walzer to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 1977 W. Madison street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to A. 
C. Walzer to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 1979 West Madison street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for six. inch drains in South St. Louis 
avenue, from Harvard street to West I2th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Friestedt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by -yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas—CouglaWB, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jaclison, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkia, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen. 
Palmer'. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
• Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

iV^mys— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



for six-inch drains in West Polk street, from 
South Central Park avenue t® a point 83 feet 
east of Douglas boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer. 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston. Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman. Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell. But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward. Hunter, Race— 64. 

Ta?/.s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

i 

Aid. Harkin presented claim of D. Dunn 
for special assessment rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

Aid. Maypole presented claim of Thomas 
O'Hara for personal injuries, wages, etc., - 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt West Huron 
street, from Noble street to North Leavitt 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, . 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel. Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dover. 



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Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Doupfherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston.Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Counell, But- 
terworlh, Badenoch, Ei'dinann, Bibl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

N'ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following: reso- 
lution : 

Wheueas, The true spirit of American 
citizenship recognizes the right of all people 
to worship God in whatever manner they see 
tit, without injury to their fellow men ; and. 

Whereas, As American citizens we be- 
lieve that all men in all countries should be 
permitted to work, to pray and enjoy the 
bappiness of home and pure lives without 
interference; and, 

Whereas, We hold that any effort to 
'crush the religion or national sentiments of 
the people is not only dangerous to the peo- 
ple at home, but is injurious to the world at 
large and strikes at the very root of the 
peace, harmony and happiness of nations; 
and. 

Whereas, Through reports of the public 
press, and otherwise, the news has come to 
us of the horrible massacres of Jewish people 
in Russia because of their race and religion ; 
and, 

Whereas, The entire civilized world is 
appalled at this revolting horror in the far 
off Russia, and every American's heart is 
made sad by the reports of the cruel and 
merciless murders of innocent women and 
children ; and. 

Whereas, There appears no abatement of 
jj these horrible crimes, but on the contrary 
they seem to grow and threaten to continue; 
and. 

Whereas, True to the principles and 
traditions of this country, the people of this 
country have always been the champions of 
liberty and opponents of oppression, and 
inasmuch as the slaughter of the innocent 
Jewisl! people in Russia is an attack upon 



religious and civil liberty and is an insult to 
civilization and humanity; be it hereby 

Resolved, That it is the spirit of this repre- 
sentative body of the City of Chicago to 
most earnestly deplore the horrible massa- 
cres of the Jewish people in Russia to most 
emphatically protest in the name of human- 
ity against their continuation, and to most 
heartily support all efforts to allay the 
suffering of the victims of the bloody 
atrocities, and to hereby publicly arraign 
tbemassrcres as brutal and criminal. 

i?e it also Resolved b;/ this City (Joaucil, 
That we take part in the efforts now put 
forth by many citizens of this city to give 
both moral and substantial support to the 
suffering Jewish people in Russia; and fur- 
ther, that the City Clerk forward a copy of 
these resolutions to President Roosevelt and 
to the Secretary of State. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to B. J. Phelps, 593 North California 
avenue, to erect a frame addition on the top 
of his photograph gallery in accordance with 
plans to be submitted to said Commissioner. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for curbing, grading and paving with 
creosGted wooden blocks West Webster ave- 
nue, from the C. & N.- W. R'y to a straight 
line drawn from a point on the south line of 
West Webster avenue, 417 feet east of the 
easterly line of the C. & N.-W. R'y fo a point 
on the north line of West Webster avenue, 
433 feet east of the easterly line of the C. & 
N.-W. R'y. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kunz, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever 



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Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegea, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch. Eidmaan, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

^V^t^y.s—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue 
a permit to John Gazzolo, to erect an elec- 
tric sign, 96 X 30 inch, in front of premises 
No. 523 West Madison street, said sign to be 
erected in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
said permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time in the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of C. H. 
Case for special assessment rebates, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Ogden avenue, from Washington boulevard 
to West Randolph street. 

By unanimous con.sent, on motion of Aid. 
Conlon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

ye,i^s_Coughiin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing. 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Ro«ney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 



son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race-64. 
iVavs— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Curtis 
street, from Washington boulevard North to 
May street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brennan, the ordinance was passed ana the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

j'Vrt.s __ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel. Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson. Carey, 
Wendling. Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son,' Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 



A^rt?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moran presented the following: orders: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Waldorf Shoe Company to erect an electric 
sign in front of the premises at 205 South 
Halsted street. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. Grossfeld to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 231 Blue island avenue (length, 
5 ft. 6 in. ; height, 2 ft. 3 in.; width, 5 in.; 
weight, 70 lbs.) Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accerdance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
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Electriciaa. The penuission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Department Store Employes 
to string- a banner at Halsted and Harrison 

streets. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented an ordinance vacating 
part of alley in Block 4, Ashland Second 
Add. to Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Whereas, On May 19th, 1902, a Commis- 
sion was appointed by His Honor, the Mayor 
known as the High Pressure Water Main 
Commission, and 

Wherkas, The term of oflSce of said Com- 
mission has expired; therefore 

Be it resolved by the (Jlty Council of the City 
of Chicago: That His Honor, the Mayor be 
requested to re-appoint the same Commission 
pending the completion of the work before it. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 



Aid, Minwegan presented the 
order : 



fallowing 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dr. A. Litrin to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 356 East North avenue, corner 
Sedgwick street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrieal Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
cable by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 



mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing 
grading and paving with asphalt Carl street, 
from Wells street to La Salle avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Minwegen, 
deferred 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of the alleys be- 
tween Ontario street, Ohio street, St. Clair 
street and Lincoln Park boulevard (deferred 
Mays, 1903). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed Dy yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn , 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

I^ays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of the alleys between Ontario street, Ohio 
street, St. Clair street and Lincoln Park 
boulevard, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of the 
alleys between Ontario street, Ohio street, 
St. Clair street and Lincoln Park boulevard," 
passed July 25th, 1892, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
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said county, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
foree irom and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the claim of A. 
G. Wigeland for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Criterion Theatre, to erect an electric 
sign on the building on the southeast 
corner of Illinois street and La Salle avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules an* regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. Fleck, to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 646 North Haisted street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the C ty Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Iriiprovements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Cleveland avenue, 
from Clybourn avenue to North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sullivan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yg^.^s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palme'-, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Wern-o, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 04. 

Navs — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Ald.Werno presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to John C. 
Schram to place an electric sign in front of 
his place of business at the northeast corner 
of Larrabee street and Webster avenue, which 
sign shall be constructed in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the Department 
of Electricity of the City of Chicago, and the 
permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time by order of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Yondorf Brothers to erect 
two band stands, one at their place of busi- 
ness at the northeast corner of North avenue 
and Larrabee street, and one at 545 and 547 
Lincoln avenue, for a period of thirty days; 
said permits to be revocable at any time by 
order of the Mayor or Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Werno presented claim of E. R. Haase 
for special assessment rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That an order passed May 7th, 
lv)0() by the City Council, page 167, Council 
Proceedings of said date, directing "that al. 
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street between Belmont avenue and Noble 
arenue, being- Docket No. 18,522, in the 
County Court, be and they are hereby stayed, 
and the Corporation Counsel is hereby or- 
dered to suspend further proceedinjjs in said 
matter," be and the same is hereby repealed; 
and the Corporation Counsel is hereby or- 
dered to proceed forthwith with said pro- 
ceedings for the opening of said North Lin- 
coln street, between Belmont avenue and 
Noble avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six inch drains in Herndon 
street, from Fullerton avenue to Hawthorne 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Allinp:^ 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

A"m/.s- — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
instruct the sprinkling contractor or con- 
tractors to sprinkle the streets from curb to 
curb within the district bounded by Wilson 
avenue on the south, Devon avenue on the 
north, Southport avenue on the west, and 
Lake Michigan on the east. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Build 



ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Emil Gash for the erection of an 
open frame music stand in rear of 1800 Diver- 
sey boulevard, the same to be erected accord- 
ing to the attached plans. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. A. Busse to erect an electric sign in fr«nt 
of premises at 1890 North Clark street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission here- 
by granted to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to F- 
A. Busse to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 1163 Sheffield avenue. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his request. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 

instruct the Roerers Park Water Company to 
lay a 6-inch water main on Estes avenue 
from Perry avenue to the east side of South- 
port avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Steffens J. Schwaerer to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 1812-1814 North Clark 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with ail rules and reg- 
ulations of the Electrical department and tp 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick North Clark street, from Addison 
street to Irving Park boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan. Pick, Preib. Novak, S nde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Faiterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan. Herrinann, 
Werno, Schmidt. Eheinann,WiUiston, Duon, 
Blake, -Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, U'Coniiell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidraann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

jV'i'/s — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Sheffield avenue, 
from FuUerton avenue to Lincoln avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowsl<i, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Ridge avenue, from 
Devon avenue to Thome avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz. Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth. Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Xays — Conlon. Brennan 2. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sewer in Hollywood avenue, from 
Evanston avenue to the Chicago. Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and niiys as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick. Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz. Jozwiakowski. Dever, 
Sitts, Moran. Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

.Vay/i— Conlon , Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed. 

AX OKDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Holly- 
wood avenue, from Evanston avenue to the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, 
in the City of Chicago. County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordahied by the City (louneil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in Hollywood av- 
.enue. from P^vanston avenue to the Chicago, 



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Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway," passed 
April Vd, 1902, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, continued 
June 7th, 1903, Warrant No. 81241, he and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a 6-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Albion avenue, from 537 feet west of 
Evanston avenue to 480 feet east of Winthrop 
avenue. 

Which was, on inotion of Aid. Williston 
deferred. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Ax\ RDINANCE 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section I. That permission and authority 
be and the same are heieby granted to the 
Wisconsin Lime & Cement Company to con- 
struct and maintain a team scale and necessary 
operating appurtenances, in front of the 
premises known as number 2014 East Ravens- 
wood Park, in the City of Chicago. The 
location of said scale and the work of con- 
struction necessary in and about the 
placing of said scale shall be done under 
the supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City- 
of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the said Wisconsin Lime & Cement 
Company shall at all times keep said scale and 



the portion of the street immediately surround- 
ing the same in pood cendition and repair and 
safe for public travel, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. The rights and privileges here- 
by granted are subject to revocation by the 
Mayor in his discretion at any time. At the 
expiration of the time fixed by this ordinance 
for the continuance of the rights and privileges 
hereby granted ; on upon the termination 
of said rights and privileges at any time by 
reason of revocation of the same by the 
Mayor, as aforesaid, said Wisconsin Lime & 
Cement Company shall forthwith remove 
said scale and its appurtenances, and 
restore said street to its proper condition, 
so that the portion of said street where said 
scale had been located shall be put in the 
same condition as the other parts of the said 
street in the same block. 

Section 4. Before any work may be done 
under the authority of this ordinance said 
Wisconsin Lime & Cement Company shall 
execute and deliver to the City of Chicago a 
good and sufficient bond, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, in the penal sum of 
five thousand (15,000) dollars, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the City 
of Chicago from any and all loss, damage, 
expense, cost or liability of any kind whatso- 
ever, which may be suffered by it, the said 
City of Chicago, or which may accrue against, 
be charged to or recovered from the said city 
by reason of the location of the said scale as 
herein authorized, or by reason, directly or 
indirectly, of the passage of this ordinance, or 
by reason of any act or thing done by the said 
Wisconsin Lime & Cement Company by virtue 
of the authority of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform all 
and singular the conditions of this ordinance. 
Said .bond and the liability of t"he sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the 
life- of this ordinance, and if at any time 
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shall not be la full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. 'ihis ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from 'and after its passage 
and the filing of the bond herein provided 
for with the City Clerk of the City of 
Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows- 

Feas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Morau, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, \\'illiston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Brailey, Burns, OConnell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 04. 

A'a?/.s- — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Blake presented the claim of John D. 
McCarthy for special assessment rebate; also 
an ordinance appropriating #8,000 to repair 
bridge at Belmont avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake presented an order for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Perry street from 
Roscoe to Addison ; on both sides of Bos- 
worth street from Roscoe to Addison and on 
both sides of Addison street from Jansen 
street to Ashland avenue. To be paid for by 
speeial assessment, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag macadam Winona street, from East 
Ravenswood Park to North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and'nays 
as follows: 



Yeas 



Couirhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, tJut- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

A''a?/.s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Leachman presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water mains in Belmont avenue, from a 
connection with the main in North 40th ave- 
nue eastward to cover houses, if, upon a 
proper survey, it is found that the same will 
pay the necessary revenue of ten cents per 
foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and ne is nereDy directed to 
lay water mains in Hamlin avenue, from 
Bloomingdale road to Cortland street, if 
upon a proper survey it is found that the 
same will pay the necessary revenue of ten 
cents per foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
place a gasoline lamp and post at the corner 
of No'-th 48th court and Dickens avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
place a gasoline lamp and post at the north- 
easterly corner of Dunning street and North 
49th avenue. 

Ordered, That the claims of Charles S. 
Austin and Nellie Bomhake be taken from 
file and re-committed to Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Leachman presented an order for a 
six (6) foot plank sidewalk on the west side 



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of Avers avenue, from Montrose boulevard 
to a point 800 feet north of Montrose boule- 
Tard, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works cause a survey to be made on the fol- 
lowing^ street for the purpose of ascertaining- 
if it pays the required 10 per cent revenue, 
and in the event of such being- the case, the 
Comptroller is hereby ordered to repay the 
amount advanced for the laying of the water 
pipe: North Lawndale avenue, between Mil- 
waukee and BelDQont avenues. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay 295 feet of water pipe in North 54th court, 
from Lawrence avenue south to cover two 
houses, as shown on survey from City Engi- 
neer herewith. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by (he City Council of the City 
of Chicago ; 

Section 1. That there shall be and is 
hereby established within said city certain 
fire limits, bounded by the centre lines of 
Diversey, California and Belmont avenues 
and the North Branch of the Chicago river. 

Section 2. Within said fire limits herein 
above described, all walls, structures, build- 
ings or parts thereof shall be hereafter built, 
constructed, altered or repaired in conformity 
with the provisions relating to walls, buildings 
and structures within fire limits of an ordi- 
nance known as the Building Ordinance, 
passed March 28, 1898. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect frotn and after its passage. 



Which was, on motion, duly pass«d by 
yeas and nays as follows' 

Yeas — Coughliu, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson Kunz, Jozwiakowski, JJever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, WiUiston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler. Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— B4. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estiuiate for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag macadam West CuUom avenue, 
from North 41st court to North 44th court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yea.-i — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Da,iley, Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, WiUiston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward Hunter, Race — (54. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

AI.,S0, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Cuyler avenue, from 
North Campbell avenue to North Western 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



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Rooney, Mavor, Young', Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fiek, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zinamer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,* Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palnaer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler. Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling-, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidinann, BIhl. John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

NayH — Conlon, Brennan 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in North Hamlin avenue, 
from Cortland street to Arraitajj^e aveuue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

YedK — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sirv3e- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Rac; — 64. 

Nayt^ — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estiniate 
for six-inch drains in Monticello avence, from 
Armitage avenue to Bloomingdalc avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Couglilin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 



Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann^ 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

.Va?/.N— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in North Lawudale ave- 
nue, from Armitage avenue to Bloomingdale 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Te<v> — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N vak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn,- Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Cortland street, from 
North Hamlin avenue to North Central Park 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

i'ea.v — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 



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Wendlinj^, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Nays— Coalou, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of North Fran- 
cisco avenue, from West Diversey avenue to 
Avondale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fea,s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, OuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwlakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Mosan, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann. Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

Nays — Conlon, llrennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN OKDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the Improvement 
of North Francisco avenue, from West 

''Dfversey avenue to Avondale avenue, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Me it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
North Francisco avenue, from West Diversey 
avenue to Avondale avenue," passed March 
2d, 1903, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance. Docket No. 27802 
of the County Court of said county, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Lai'son i)resented an order for cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Cherry place, from 
Powell avenue to Maplewood avenue, which 
was 

Referied to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Wendling presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrieian be and 
he is hereby directed to cause to be erected 
a fire alarm box at corner oi Hamlin and 
Archer avenues. 

Which was, ®n motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Aid. O'Connell presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
grant permit to D. A. Brumsen, Jr., to erect 
electric sign in front of drug store at No. 
1684 West 63d street. To be erected in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations of 
Electrical Department, and to be revoked at 
any time by order of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Connell presented a petition of 
citizens in the Thirteenth Precinct of the 
Thirty-first Ward for the opening of an 
alley from the west side of Wallace street, 
between the lots fronting north on 61st 
street and the lots fronting south on 61st 
place to the alley running north and south 
at the rear of the lots fronting west on 
Halsted street, between 61st street and 61st 
place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Butterworth presented an ordinance 



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amending Section 48 of the Building ordi 
nance in relation to hospitals, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health De- 
partrnent. 

Aid. Butterworth presented an order not 
to close any hospitals now established and 
not to prosecute any persons in charge of the 
sauie for for a period of thirty days, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Patterson moved its reference to the 
Committee on Health Department. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to suspend the 
rules to pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Sloan, Rooney, Mavor, 
Young, Bennett, Jones, Fick, Preib, Sinde- 
lar,Friestedt, Maypole, Sitts,Brennai),Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, 
Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, Race — 38. 

iV«?/.s— Stuckart, Dailey, Moynihan, Moer- 
tel, CuUerton, Zimmer. Scully, Harkin, Beil- 
fuss, Anderson, Kuuz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
ConloH,.Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Butler. Leachman, Woodward — 25. 

The order with the following amendment 
presented by Aid. Foreman was referred to 
the Committee on Health Department. 

Amend by adding: "And the Department 
of Health is further directed not to issue any 
perruits for the location or maintenance of 
new hospital or hospitals in new locations 
until the further order of this Council." 

Aid. Butterworth presented the claim of 
David Kaplan for damage to wagon, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Union avenue, from Gartield boule- 
vard to West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel. Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole^ Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl. John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

Xays- — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

(Passed without roll call May 11, 1903, 
page 101.) 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the claim of E. L. 
Baker for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented orders as follows, ^i«.J 

For macadam pavement and sand-stone 
curb on 115th street, from east line of Mich- 
igan Central Railroad to east line of Stephen- 
son avenue. 

For brick pavement and sand-stone curb on 
South Halsted street, from north line of 119th 
street to north line of 12lst street. 

For sewer in Washington avenue, from 73d 
street to a point 125 feet north of 75th street. 

For a system of six-foot cement sidewalks 
on the following streets and intersections, 
both sides of Wentworth avenue, from 115th 
street to 119th street; both sides of LaSalle 
street, from 115th street t© 119th street; both 
sides of Perry avenue, from 115th street, to 
119th street; both sides of Lafayette avenue, 
from 115th street to 119th street; both sides 
of State street, from ll5th street to 119th 



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street; both sides of Michigan avenue, from 
115th street to 119th street; both sides llSth 
street, from Michig:an avenue to Wentworth 
avenue; both sides of 116th street, from 
Michigan aven\ieto Wentworth avenue; both 
sides of 117th street, from Michigan avenue 
to State street; both sides 117th street, from 
Perry avenue to Wentworth avenue; both 
sides 117th place, from Miehigan avfenue to 
State street; both sides 118th street; from 
Michigan avenue to Wentworth avenue; both 
sides 118th place, from Michigan avenue to 
State street; both sides 119th street, from 
Michigan avenue to Wentworth avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Miss Bartibol to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 2459 Kensington avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. Toe permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Worlds be and is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church 
to make a four-inch connection, free of 
charge, with water main in Jackson avenue, 
without meter, to be used for the purpose of 
running pipe organ. Location of church, 
73d street and Jackson avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a sewer in South Peoria street, 
from West 119th street to West 117th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 



Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patteiv-on, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt. Ehemann, Willlston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

N^aytt — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Sangamon street, from 
West 119th street to West 117th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 6t. 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan--2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Morgan street, from 
West 119th street to West 117th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

leas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitis, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 



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terworth, Badenoch, Eidraann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

jVa?/.s — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Kuxton presented the following order: 

Whereas, The restrictions governing the 
laying of grooved rails has stopped the pav- 
ing pi Lake street from 40th to 48th avenues, 
as the Tractioni-Company, under the circum- 
stances, does not feel justified in tearing up 
the present tracks and relaying with grooved 
rail ; and 

Whereas, The supporting columns of the 
Lake Street "L" Ry. in said street are so 
close to the rails of the surface railway 
beneath as to make it impossible for vehicles 
to run with one set of wheels in the tracks 
and the other on the pavement, to the injury 
of such paving, and the objection to the con- 
tinuing of the present flange rail is in this 
particular case not tenable; and 

Whereas, The need of paving is iiDpera- 
tive, the street being in exceedingly bad con- 
dition with the curbing partially in, and the 
owners and citizens generally complaining 
bitterly of the situation. The rails of the 
street railway company are in good condi- 
tion, and the company stands ready and 
willing to do its share in leveling them up 
and adjusting the paving between. 

Now, therefore, in view of the situation 
and conditions in this particular ca§e, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be requested to issue the proper 
orders to the contractors to proceed with the 
paving of Lake street between 40th and 48th 
avenues at the earliest date possible; and 
that the Street Department be and Is hereby 
authorized to issue the required permits to 
the receiver of the street railway company to 
level up and adjust its tracks in conformity 
with the pavement of said Lake street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Ruxton presented an order to amend 
the order for paving with rock asphalt a sys- 
tem of streets, 15th street, from Handin ave- 
nue to 40th avenue, etc., by providing for the 



paving of Harding avenue, from 14th street 
to 19th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Woodward presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue to 
Charles Malecha permits for brick cottages 
on Lot 27, Block 1, Lot 33, Block 2, and Lots 
12 and 37, Block 7, Wm. Merigold's Re-Sub. of 
E. }4. N. E. 3^, Sec. 22, T. 39 N., R. 13, Chi- 
cago, the same to be erected upon posts seven 
feet above ground. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Woodward presented the claim of 
Harrison Bros. & Co. for supplies furnished 
the Police Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for six-inch drains in South Harding 
avenue, from West 14th street to West 16th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Fea.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixou, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckaft, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cepveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn. Patterson. Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eldmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

yays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in South Springfleld ave- 
nue, from West 14th street to a point 300 feet 
north of West 16th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



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Woodward, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing:, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stucicart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Roon«y, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

■j}i/'ays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows: the south side of West22d street, 
from the Belt Railway of Chicago to South 
42d avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yfeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlia, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64. 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in West 16th street,' 
from South 45th avenue to South 45th court, 
and in South 45th court, from West 16th 
street to West 15th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Woodward, the ordinance was passed and th« 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64, 

iVrt^/s — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



(Passed without 
page 110.) 



roll-call May 11, 1903, 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Race presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue to Whiteside & Wentworth a permit to 
pave Flournoy street, from Lawndale avenue 
west a distance of 299.67, same to be paved 
with asphalt with combination curb and gut- 
ter according to city regulation and inspec- 
tion, same to be done by private contract as 
per communication hereto attached. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
engage a sprinkling or a water wagon to fill 
the cisterns of the residents of that part of 
the i hirty-flfth Ward lying near 52d and 
North avenue, said residents being now 
without water, and pending the laying of 
water pipes, ordinance now before Board of 
Local Improvements, have to carry water 
from one- half to one mile — said expense not 
to exceed $50, same to be charged to the 
water fund. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Race presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed in the 
matter of the paving of a system of streets 
lying between Chicago avenue and Augusta 



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street and Austin avenue and 52d street; that 
the character of saidinaprovementbe changed 
from an asphalt pavement to a macadam 
granite lop pavement, aS foot street, in. ac 
cordance with attached communication from 
meeting of the property owners held April 
29th, 1903. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Hunter presented orders as follows, 
viz: 

For opening Adams street, sewer in Adams 
street, house drains, water mains, water ser- 
vice pipes, all on Adams street, from 48th 
avenue to Central avenue, and repeal five (5) 
orders passed May Uth 1903.. for same im- 
provements on Quincy street. The name 
Quincy street being inserted by mistake in- 
stead of Adams street. See Special Assess- 
ment No. 26034 for opening Adams street. 

For sewer in Erie street, from Austin ave- 
nue to a point 670 feet east of the east line of 
Austin avenue, now known as West 60th 
street. Original Special No. 637, Town of 
Cicero, adopted March 18th, 1899 attached, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate'for curbing, grading and macadimiz- 
ing a system of streets as follows: West 
Kinzie street, fr©m North 48th avenue to 
North 50th avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter,- the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Kooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick. Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake. Butler, Leachmaii, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Nayii — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with slag 
macadam North 48th avenue, from West Chi- 
cago arenue to West North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 

follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing^ 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, , 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siude- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny,, Zimmer^ 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts. Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt. Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachinan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns. O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son. Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter. Race— 64. 

N'avs Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on a system of streets 
as follows, to-wit: West North avenue, 
from North Kedzie avenue to North Homan 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Feti-s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan. Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

iVrt?/.s -Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 



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dinancfc for cement sidewalks on a system of 
streets, viz.: West Madison street, from 
South Central avenue to South Austin ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows- 

Yta.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, AlliuL^ 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin,Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Wiliiston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendiing, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward. Hunter, Race— 64. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit: On the south side of West Madi- 
son street, from South Central avenue to 
South Austin avenue; on the north side of 
West Adams street, from South Central 
avenue to South Austin avenue; on the 
west side of South Central avenue, from 
WestMadlson street to West Adams street; 
on both sides of South Park avenue, from 
West Madison street to West Adams street ; 
on both sides of South Waller avenue,from 
West Madison street to West Adams 
street; on both sides of South Prairie ave- 
nue, from West Madison street to West 
Adams street; on both sides of Franklin 
avenne, from West Madison street to West 
Adams street; on both sides of South 
Howard avenue, from West Madison street 
to West Adams street, and on the east side 
of South Austin avenue, from West Madi- 
son street to West Adams street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook, and State 
of Illinois. 



Be it ordained by the City (Joimcil of tJie City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-fo»t cement side- 
walk on a system of streets as follows, to- 
wit: On the south side of West Madison 
street, from South Central avenue to South 
Austin avenue; on the north side of West 
Adams street, from South Central avenue to 
South Austin avenue; on the west side of 
South Central avenue, from West Madison 
Street to West Adams street; on both sides 
of South Park avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Adams street; on both sides 
of South Waller avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Adams street ; on both sides 
of South Prairie avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Adams street; on both sides 
of Franklin avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Adams street; on both sides 
of South Howard avenue, from West Madi- 
son street to West Adams street, and on the 
east side of South Austin avenue, from West 
Madison street to West Adams street," 
passed March 16th, 1903, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Mathias J. Schmitt for 
injuries to his daughter, Elsie, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred the claim of Mathias J. Schmitt for 
injuries to his daughter, Elsie Schmitt, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Elsie Schmitt, by next friend, in the 
sum of one hundred (ilOO.OO) dollars ; same 
to be in full of all claims of whatever kind 
or nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Elsie Schmitt on December 
27, 1902, on Lee avenue near Sacramento 
avenue. 

This action is taken upon the opinion of 
the City Attorney and recommendation of^a 
sub-committee. 

Wm. Mavor, 
C?iairmaii. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Peter O'Rourke for injuries to 
horse, etc., submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18th, 1908. 
To the 3fayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Peter O'Rourke for injuries 
to horse, etc., having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered. That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in favor 
of Peter O'Rourke in the sum of one hundred 
($100.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to the 
wagon, horse, etc., of said Peter O'Rourke 
on November 19, 1902, at 631 Gordon street. 
This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-commit- 
tee, attached hereto. 

Wm. MA.VOR, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Alston Manufacturing 
Cempany for supplies delivered to Fire De- 
partment, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the rep«rt be d«- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18, 1903. 
r« the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Alston Manufacturing 
Company, for supplies delivered to Fire De- 
partment, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher to the Alston Manufacturing Com- 
pany in the sum of seventy-one and thirty- 
three one-hundredths ($71.33) dollars, for 
payment of supplies delivered to the depart- 
ment for engines 16 and 76; and charge same 
to the miscellaneous appropriation for the 
department; and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same. 

This action is taken upon the recommend- 
ation of the Fire Marshal attached hereto. 
Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Thomas Burue and John Nolan 
for personal injuries, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago t« Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Thomrs Burke and John 
Nolan for personal injuries received on inter- 



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cepting sewers, having: had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names; same to be in full of all claims 
for personal injuries received on intercepting 
sewers, in accordance with his recommenda- 
tions attached and waivers of the said per- 
sons respectively, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from appropriations 
for intercepting sewers. 

Thomas Burke •? 29 25 

John Nolan 200 00 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairmaii. 



The saiue Committee, to whom was referred 
the elaim of Harry Prissman for loss of horse, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of CM- 
cacfo in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee en Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Harry Prissman for loss of 
horse, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Harry Prissman the sum of sixty-five ($65.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to the horse of 
said H. Prissman on December 29, 1902, at 
674 West 13th street, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation 
Ordinance 1903, Official Record March 5th, 
1903, page 2460. This action is taken upon 
the recommendation of the City Attorney 
and a Sub-Committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Irving W. Baker for damage to 
wearing apparel, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the rteport be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Alderm,en of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assem^hled: 

Yeur Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Irving W. Baker for dam- 
age t6 wearing apparel, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Irving W. Baker the sum of fifteen ($15.0@) 
dollars: same to be in full settlement of all 
claims arising from accident to said Irving 
W. Baker on December 19, 1902 at 63d street 
and Kimbark avenue, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund Appropriation ordi- 
nanc 1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, 
page 2460. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
City Attorney and a recommendation of a 
sub-committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairma7>.. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, towh«ra was referred 
the claim of Jacob Kommers, estate for 
damage to property on account of track ele- 
Tation, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of a accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred claim of Jacob Koramers' estate for 
damage on account of track elevation, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

r Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
eity in favor of Amelia Webb, executrix of 
the estate of Jacob Kommers, in the sum of 
five hundred ($500.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims for damage of whatever 
kind or nature arising from the elevation of 
tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany to property situated on the corner of 
Princeton avenue and 61st place. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Corporation Counsel underrate 
of May 8th, 1903, attached hereto. 

William Mayor, 

(Jhairrnait. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for refunding money collected 
for lamp posts on 58th street, subuiitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 18th, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred ordinance for refunding money col- 
lected for lamp posts on 58th street from 
Wallace to Halsted street, having: had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to proceed at once 
to collect from the contractoi- or contractors 
to whom was paid money for the erection of 
gas lamp posts on 58th street from Wallace 
To Halsted street, such money as was paid 
for lamp posts not erected under the warrant 
for which same was assessed and to place the 
proceeds of said collection to the credit of the 



proper warrant for the payment of refunds 
to the property owners; being warrant 19,461. 



Wm. Mayor, 
Chairtnan. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim ©f Patrick Nolan et al. for dam- 
ages to property on account of track eleva- 
tion submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

(Chicago, May 18, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred petition of Patrick Nolan et al. for 
compensation for damages to property by 
reason of the elevation of tracks in Blooin- 
ingdale road, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed f 
allow judgments to be entered against the 
City of Chicago and in favor of the following 
named persons, on account of damages to 
their property by the elevation of the tracks 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
road Company on Bloomiugdale road, the 
same to be in full satisfaction of all claims 
for damages to their said property of what- 
ever kind or nature by reason of the said 
track elevation, or work done under the 
ordinance in respect thereto, as more partic- 
ularly hereinafter set forth and described in 
the following cases now pending in the Cir- 
cuit and Superior Courts of Cook County: 

Patrick Nolan vs. City, No. 200:237 in the 
Circuit Court of Cook County, damages 
to Lot 46, in Block 23 of Sheffield's 
Addition to Chicago; said addition 
being in the southeast quarter of Sec- 
tion 31, Township 40 North, Range 14, 
east of the Third Principal Mei'idiau. in 
the sum of ^'^^ 

Elizabeth Quigley vs. City, No. 202521 in 
the Superior Court of Ceok County, 



May 18, 



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daina<;:es to the south half of Lots 1 and 
2, in Block 27 of the same sub-division, 
in the sum of $150 

Estate of Josef Glon vs. City, N». 202522 
in the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to Lot 41, in Block 23 of the 
same sub-division, in the sum of $400 

Elizabeth Walsh vs. City, No. 202523 in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to Lot 40, Block 23 of the 
.*ame sub-division, in the sum of $450 

Owen O'Rourke vs. City, No. 202524 in 
the Superior Court of Cook Connty, 
damages to Lot 42, in Block 23 of the 
same subdivision, in the sum of $400 

Jacob Bilichfski vs. City, No. 202555 in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to Let 5, in Block 27 of the 
same subdivisian, in the sum of $350 

Frank Zaszaski vs. City, No. 202556 in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to Lot 4, in Block 27 of the 
same subdivision, in the sum of $400 

Patrick Hughes and Bridget Hughes, his 
wife, vs. City, No. 202557 in the Supe- 
rior Court of Cook County, damages to 
Lots 6, 7 and 8, in Block 27 of the same 
subdivision, in the sum of $550 

Charles L. Leyraan vs. City, No. 202600 
in the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to the north half of Lots 1 and 
2, in Block 27 of the same subdivision, 
in the sum of $250 

Terrence Kennedy vs. City, No. 202753 in 
the Superior Court of C»ok County, 
damages to Lot 44, in Block 23 of the 
same subdivision, in the sum of $450 

Roger Kennedy vs. City, No. 202754 in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to Lot 43, in Block 23 of the 
same subdivision', in the sum of $500 

Adolph Minnich vs. City, No. 202825 in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, 
damages to Lots 9 and 10, in Block 27, 
®f the same sub-division in the sum of.$200 

This action is taken on report and recom- 
mendation of a sub-committee of the Finance 
Committee, and the recommendation of the 

Corporation Counsel thereon. 
« 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claim of owners of schooner Rob Roy f»r 
damages (in suit), eiaim of Adam Mares, 
damage to property by change in grade of 
street; D, B. Lyman to waive writ of error, 
George W. Maythem for damage to steamer 
Brazil, Canada-Atlantic Transit Company 
for damage to steamer George N. Orr (ad- 
verse recommendations by the Corporation 
Counsel attached), Mattie E. Dickson for 
damage to wearing apparel, A. W. Svoboda, 
Charles Goldenbogen, Dora Grinker and 
James Hynes for personal injuries (adverse 
recommendations by the City Attorney and 
a sub-committee attached) submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be placed 
on tile. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinan«e requiring the placing 
of numbers on automobiles, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 12th, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: • 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
recommitted ordinance placing number of 
license on automobiles, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance as amended 
do pass. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That hereafter all automobiles 
operated in the City of Chicago shall display 
identification numbers and letters as herein 



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provided. Such numbers and letters shall 
be not less than five inches high, and the line 
marking the number or letter shall be white 
and be five-eighths of an inch wide at every 
point, and such numbers and letters shall be 
placed at least three-fourths of an inch apart. 

- Section 2. All such numbers and letters 
shall be painted on black signs or placques of 
wood, metal or leather, or directly on the 
machine itself, provided the machine be 
painted black at this particular place; and 
such particular signs or plaeques shall be so 
attached to the machine that they will not 
sway in any direction. 

Section 3. Such numbers and letters shall 
be aisplayed on tlie rear of the machine, 
in plain sight, as nearly as possible in the 
middle of such machine, and shall be low 
enough so as not to be hidden by the hood or 
any other obstruction on the machine. 

Section 4. The numbers shall be of 
Arabic numerals and the letters in plain 
capital type. 

Section 5. For the purpose of the en- 
forcement of this ordinance all automobiles 
are hereby divided into two classes: 

Class A. Private automobiles. 

Such automobiles ^hall display a number 
as herein provided, and such number shall 
correspond with the number of the operating 
license issued to the owner of said automobile. 

Class B. All public automobiles engaged 
in the transportation of passengers, mer- 
chandise, or any other business purpose. 

Such machines ©r automobiles shall display 
a number corresponding with the license 
number of the operator of such machine, and 
in addition thereto shall display a letter of 
similar size and desiga which shall indicate 
the company, firm or corporation by whom 
snch automobile is owned, and such letter 
shall be registered or recorded in the oflBce of 
the City Clerk as being the designating letter 
of such owner. 

Section 6. All automobiles, when in use 



on the streets, shall have and keep a lighted 
lamp or lantern, from sunset to daybreak, 
which shall throw a red light directly to the 
rear of the machine and a white light on the 
letter and numbers, in such manner as to 
make such letter- and numbers plainly visible 
and legible. 

Section 7. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion violating, disobeying, neglecting or re- 
fusing to comply with any of the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be subject, on convic- 
tion, t® a penalty of not less than five dollars 
nor more than twenty-five dollars for each 
offense. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in fuU 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and due publication. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending Sec. 140 of the build- 
ing ordinance in relation to doors, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, May 12, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance amending Sec. 140 of 
building ordinance in re. doors (March 28th, 
1898), having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance do pass. 

Chaules Werno, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordavied by the City Council of the City 

of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That Section 140 of the build- 
ing ordinance, as passed March 28th, 1898, be 
and the same is hereby amended by adding 
the words "or doers" after the words "fire 
escapes" in said section. • 

Section 2. This ©rdinance shall be in force 
and take effect from and after its passage. 



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ALSO, 

The same Cointnittee, to whom was referred 
an oidinance in favor of the Calumet Electric 
Street Railway Company for an additional 
track on 103d street, submitted a report rec- 
onamending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 13th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance of Calumet Electric 
Street Railway Company for additional track 
on 103d street, having- had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance do pass, and the ac- 
companying opinion from the Corporation 
Counsel be published. 

Chakles Werno, 

(lhairm,a?i. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Calumet Electric Street 
Railway Company to construct an addi- 
tional track on 103d street, between Michi- 
gan avenue and Vincennes road. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
are hereby given to the Calumet Electric 
Street Railway Company, its successars and 
assigns, to construct and operate a single 
street railway track, with the necessary turn- 
outs, side tracks and switches, on 103d 
street, between Michigan avenue and Vin- 
cennes road, in addition to the single street 
railway track at present constructed on said 
portion of said street. 

The permission and authority hereby given 
are upon the express condition that the said 
company, its successors and assigns, shall 
comply with the provisions of this ordinance 
hereinafter set out, and it is further ex- 
pressly provided that in case the said com- 



pany, its successors or assigns, shall fail t» 
comply with any one or more of said pro- 
visions the rights herein granted shall at once 
cease and determine. 

Section 2. The said company, its succes- 
sors and assigns, are hereby authorized to 
construct the said track as soon as they may 
deem it advisable, but it is expressly stipu- 
lated and made a condition of this ordinance 
that the said company, its successors and 
assigns, shall complete the said track and 
place it in operation within six (6) months 
after it is ordered so to do by the City Coun- 
cil. Provided, howeve'% that if the said 
company, its successors and assigns, shall be 
prevented by any court of competent 
jurisdiction from proceeding vath the 
work the time during which it may 
be so delayed shall be added to 
to the time herein prescribed for the comple- 
tion of said track. The City of Chicago, 
however, shall have the right to interfere in 
any suits for injunction to restrain said 
company and move for the dissolution of the 
injunction, or for the entry of any other 
proper order in such suit. 

Section 3. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall extend to March 19th, 
1915; provided, however, that if the rights 
and privileges heretofore granted to the 
said company by a certain ordinance passed 
November 11th, 1895, shall beeome for- 
feited, the rights herein granted shall at 
once cease and determine. 

Section 4. The style and pattern of the rails 
to be used shall be subject to the approval of 
the Mayor and the Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said tracks shall conform to the 
grade of the street as it now exists, or as it 
may hereafter be established or modified by 
the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. The permission and authority 
hereby given are granted upon the further 
condition that whenever any special assess- 
ment for the paving or improvement of said 



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103d street, from Michig:aa avenue to Vin- 
cennes road is confirmed, the said company, 
its successors or assigns shall, within a time 
to be fixed by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said city, pave that portion of said 
103d street sixteen feet in width, in the cen- 
ter thereof, from Michigan avenue to the 
tracks of the Chicagfo, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railroad lying east of Vincennes road, 
with the same kind of material used in 



■ hall be propelled by electric overhead con- 
tact wires, which, together with the neces- 
sary feed wires, shall be sifspended from 
poles set within the curb limits of the 
street ©n either side thereof, or frona 
bracket poles placed in the center of 
the street, and so adjusted as to obstruct 
the public use of the street or side- 
walks as little as possible. Said wires shall 
be suspended not less than eighteen and one- 



the rest of said street, and shall I halt (18>^) feet above the rails and the said 



paving 

thereafter keep the same in good condition 
and repair, during the continuance of the 
peniission hereby given; provided, however, 
that with the consent of the ComtHissioner 
of Public Works, said company may 
pave said portion of said street with 
dressed granite block or vitrified brick 
approved by said Commissioner of Public 
Works. And it is further expressly provided 
that if the company shal refuse or neglect j 
to make such repairs or new improvement 
within the time so fixed, the work may be 
done by the city at the company's expense. 
If the pavement herein provided for is done 
by any person or corporation other than said 
company or said city, then the person or 
corporation doing the same shall, before be- 
ginning said work, execute and deliver to the 
City Clerk of said city a bond in the penal 
sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), pay- 
able to said city, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor of said city, conditioned 
that he or it do said work in a manner 



poles and supports shall be placed on an 
average of not less than one hundred and 
fifteen feet (115 ft.) apart except at the inter- 
section of streets and avenues or the crossings 
of railroad tracks, when the said distance 
will place the poles or supports on intersect- 
ing streets or avenues, or at convenient dis- 
tances for such crossings. And in the event 
that some less objectionable and practicable 
method for furnishing electricity or other 
motive power for the operation of said road 
be discovered, said railroad company, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall have the right or 
may be required by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago to adopt such less objection- 
able or practicable method of furnishing its 
motive power in place of or in connection with 
the use of said electrical overhead contact 
wires when the same is approved by the 
Mayor and Commissioner of Public Works. 

The said company shall have the right to 
connect the wires, herein authorized, with 
the wires on other of its lines, and also with 



meeting the approval of said Commissioner \ the generators and power station which it 



of Public Works, and that he or it will keep 
said pavement in good condition and repair 
for and during the period of two (2) years 
after said pavement is laid. The giving of 
saia bond shall not release the said company, 
its successors or assigns from the obligation 
of n.aintaining said pavement in a good con- 
dition during the period for which the per- 
mission and authority granted by this ordi- 
nance are given. 

Section 6. The cars upon said railway 



may be convenient to use in connection there- 
with, and from time to time to alter and 
,ohange such connections. 

It is further expressly provided that the 
company shall take such precautions to pre- 
vent injury from electrolysis as the City 
Council may from time to time direct. 

Section 7. The cars or carriages to be 
used on said railway shall be used for no 
other purpose than the carrying of j)assengers 
ana their ordinary baargage, and the said 



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ears shall be entitled to the track, and in all 
cases where any team or vehicle shall meet or 
be overtaken by a car upon said railway, such 
team or vehicle shall give away to said car. 

The cars upon the railway hereby author- 
ized shall be provided during the months of 
November to March, inclusive, of each year, 
with a heating apparatus to be selected by 
said company, which shall be reasonably 
effective in heating said cars, and said appa- 
ratus shall be operated at such times during 
said months as the weather shall require, and 
on all cars, both day and night. 

Section 8. The rate of fare shall not ex- 
ceed five cents for one continuous trip from 
one point on the line of said railway com- 
pany to another, and transfers shall be fur- 
nished free of charge to passengers who have 
paid fare at the intersections of all divisions 
of said railway lines; provided that police- 
men and firemen in the employ of the City of 
Chicago, in uniform, shall ride free. 

Section 9. The said railway company, or 
its successors or assigns, shall do no perma- 
nent injury to said streets, sidewalks, alleys 
or avenues, or interfere with any water pipe, 
sewer or gas pipe, now or hereafter laid by 
the City of Chicago, and in the construction 
of said line of railway, shall restore the 
streets, pavements, sidewalks and ground, or 
water pipes, sewer or gas pipes, to a condition 
equally as good as before the laying of the 
said railroad, at its own cost and expense, 
and if it, or its successors or assigns, as the 
case may be, shall fail or refuse so to do, the 
same may be done by the City of Chicago, 
aud said company shall be liable for the cost 
thereof. 

SECTION 10. Nothing herein contained 
shall impair or abridge the right of the city 
to dig up ©r open said streets or avenues, or 
any portion thereof, and temporarily remove 
said tracks and roadbed for the purpose of 
laying sewers or water pipes or making any 
similar improvements, or repairing the same. 

Section il. The said Street Railway 



Company, its successors or assigns, shall de- 
fend and save harmless the City of Chicago 
of and from all damages, judgments, decrees 
and costs connected therewith, that may be 
rendered against said city by reason of the 
granting of the rights and privileges herein 
granted to it, or which may in any manner 
accrue or arise or grow out of its exercise of 
the rights and privileges hereby granted. 

Section 12. Said Street Railway Com- 
pany shall be liable for and pay into the 
treasury of the City of Chicago, for the use 
of said city, the sum of fifty ($50) dollars as 
an annual license fee for each and every car 
used by said company. In computing the 
number of cars upon which license charge 
may be imposed, thirteen round trips, when 
more than one car is used in the transporta- 
tion of passengers, shall be taken as equiv- 
alent to one day's use of one car. One- 
thirteenth of such round trips during each 
quarter shall be divided by the number of 
days In such quarter, and the quotient shall 
be the number of cars subject to such license 
fee. 

, The President or other officers of said 
eompany shall, under oath, make reports 
quarter-yearly to the Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago of the whole number of cars 
run by it, and at the same time pay to said 
Comptroller twelve dollars and fifty cents 

($13.50) for each car, to be ascertained as 
above prescribed in this section. The first 
quarter shall begin on the first day upon 
which said company shall run a car, or cars, 
for the carriage of passengers. 

Section 13. The said Calumet Electric 
Street Railway Company shall within thirty 
(30) days from the passage of this ordinance 
accept in writing the terms and conditions 
of this ordinance in relation to the track au- 
thorized to be constructed by the first section 
hereof. The Calumet Electric Street Rail- 
way Company shall not, nor shall any 
of its successors and assigns exercise or 
use the permission and authority given by 



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the first sectiGQ of this ordinance until said 
company, or its successors or assigns,, shall 
have filed with said City Clerk its or their 
bond payable t© said city, in the penal sum of 
ten thousand ($10,000) dollars with sureties 
to be approved by said Mayor, conditioned 
that said company, its successors or assigns, 
shall fully comply with all the terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. 

Unless such written acceptance shall be 
filed within thirty (3U) days from the passage 
of this ordinance, all the rights and privileges 
granted by Section one (1) hereof shall abso- 
lutely cease and determine and be null and 
void. 

Section 14. This ordinance shall take 
effect when said company shall file its accept- 
ance in accordance with the preceding section 
hereof. 

The following Is the opinion of the Cor- 
poration Counsel: 

Office of the Counsel to | 

THE Corporation. > 

Chicago, May 12, lOOH. ) 

Hon. Charleii Werno, Chairman Judiciary Com- 
mittee. Chicago: 

Dear Sir— I have your lettei' of this date 
asking what effect the ordinance of April 9, 
*1903, granting the Calumet Electric Street 
Railroad Company the right to lay an addi- 
tional track on 103d street, has upon the 
agreement of November 18, 1895. 

In my opinion, the ordinance referred to 
has no effect upon that agreement. It seems 
that the agreement was prepared by the 
company and tendered to Mayor Swift to in- 
duce him to withhold his veto. The with- 
holding of the veto, under these circum- 
stances, made the agreement a unilateral 
contract which is binding on the company. 

The question for the Council to determine, 
is whether it will grant this company addi- 
tional privileges while it remains delinquent 
in these payments. 

Yours truly, 

Wm. D. Barge, 

Aiisiiftant Corporation Counticl. 
Approved: 

Charles M. Walker. 

Corporation Coiini<el. 



also. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance in favor of the Chicago Postal 
Pneumatic Company, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Werno moved hat the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago. May 12th. 190a. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of . j 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
recommitted ordinance of Chicago Postal 
Pneumatic Tube Co. for Pneumatic Tubes in 
city, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance be passed as amended. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting to the Chicago Postal Pneumatic 
Tube Company certain rights and privi- 
leges in regard to pneumatic tubes in the 
City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the (Hiv Council of the City 
of Chicafjo: 

Grant. 
Section 1. Subject to the terms and 

2 conditions of this ordinance, there is here- 

3 by granted to the Chicago Postal Pneu- 

4 matic Tube Company, a corporation duly 

5 organized and existing under the laws 

6 of the State of Illinois, permission 
r and authority to construct, lay, place, 

8 maintain and operate pneumatic tubes, 

9 the maximum size of such tubes to be 
10 eight (8) inches inside diameter, with all 
U suitable switches, turn outs and connec- 

12 tions with such electrical or other con - 

13 nections as are absolutely necessary f©r 

14 the operation of said tubes, in. through, 

15 upon and under the streets, avenues. 

16 alleys, public ways, tunnels, bridges, 

17 viaducts and under the Chicago River 

18 and its various branches within the 



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19 City of Chicago; the rights and privi- 

20 leges granted under this ordinance 

21 are upon the express condition that 

22 said pneumatic tubes are to be laid on 

23 only such streets, avenues, alleys, public 

24 ways, tunnels, upon viaducts and under 

25 the Chicago River and its various 

26 branches at such points within the City 

27 of Chicago as may be necessary to con- 

28 nect the temporary and main postoflice 

29 buildings in said city with branch post- 
30 offices, sub-postal stations and steam 
81 railway stations. 

32 Before any permit shall be issued to 

33 open any street, alley or public way for 

34 the installation of tubes under this ordi- 

35 nance, a map or plat of the route adopted 

36 and streets or alleys to be occupied shall 

37 be presented to the City Council for its 

38 approval, and no permit shall be issued 

39 until such plat or plats or map or maps 

40 shall be approved by the City Council. 

The. 
Section 2. Said pneumatic tubes", with all 

2 switches, lurn-outs and connections, shall 

3 »be used for the transmission by com- 

4 pressed air, or such other power as may 

5 be hereafter authorized, of United States 

6 mail only, and for no other purpose 

7 whatever, and this grant shall become 

8 null and void if said pneumatic tubes be 

9 ever used for any other purpose than 
10 carrying United States mails. 

Under Grouiui Plans. 
Section 3. All such lines of pneu- 

2 matic tubes shall be placed under ground, 

3 except those which must necessarily pass 

4 through, over, upon or under tunnels, 

5 railroads, elevated railroads, bridges or 

6 viaducts. Said company shall at all 

7 times place and keep on file with the 

8 Commissioner of Public Works plans 

9 showing the location of each pneumatic 

10 tube, switch, turn-out and connec- 

11 tion, and upon laying any pneumatic 

12 tubes said company shall file with the 



43 Commissioner of Public Works a plan 

14 showing where each of the same is laid, 

15 the location of manholes or other open- 

16 ings to gain access thereto and each cover 

17 of said jopenings shall have placed thereon 

18 the name of said company. Said pneu- 

19 matic tubes, branches, cennections, 

20 switches and other parts, shall be laid 

21 and constructed along the shortest and 

22 most direct and practical route, and in 

23 such manner as shall be satisfactory to the 
3i Commissioner of Public Works and in 

25 accordance with the plans to be approved 

26 by the said Commissioner; and in every 

27 case the decision of the Commissioner of 

28 Public Works as to such route shall be 

29 final and binding upon said company; 

30 provided, however, that when said cora- 

31 pany shall lay its line or lines of pipes 

32 or tubes, or any part thereof, below the 
38 surface of the ground or through a tun- 
34 nel the same shall be laid in such part of 
85 the street, avenue, alley, tunnel or other 

36 public highway as the Commissioner of 

37 Public Works shall direct, and without 

38 doing permanent injury to any street, 
89 avenue, alley, sidewalk, tunnel or other 

40 public place, or in a manner to un- 

41 necessarily disturb or interfere with any 

42 water pipe, gas pipe, sewer, conduit, sub- 

43 way, or other underground work laid by 

44 the said city or any authorized company 

45 or corporation. Whenever said line or lines 

46 of pipes cross any street at an angle said 

47 street shall be repaved or restored by 

48 the said company to such width and in 

49 such manner as shall be directed by the 

50 Commissioner of Public Works, and the 

51 material shall be the same as the material 

52 of the remaining portion of the street, 

53 avenue or alley in the same block, all such 

54 paving to be done at the expense of the 

55 said company in a first class manner. 

Time for Laying l\cbe.s. 

Section 4. The work of laying said 

2 pneumatic tubes and other appliances 



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10 



3 connected tfaerewitli, herein authorized, f 

4 shall be begun within six (6) months 1 

5 after the passage of this ordinance, and 

6 at least five miles shall be constructed and 

7 completed within one year from said 

8 passage; provided, that if the said com- 

9 pany shall be restrained or prevented 
from proceeding with the worlc in laying 

11 said tubes, branches, connections and 

12 other appliances connected therewith, by 

13 order or writ of any court of competent 

14 jurisdiction, or by the action of the City 

15 of Chicago or its duly constituted author- 

16 ities, the time which said company shall 

17 be so delayed shall be added to the time 

18 herein prescribed for the completion of 

19 said work. The City of Chicago, how- 

20 ever, shall have, and it hereby expressly 

21 reserves, the right to intervene in any suit 

22 or proceeding brought by any person or 

23 persons seeking to enjoin, restrain or in 

24 any manner interfere with the prosecu- 

25 tion of said construction and in the name 

26 of said company move for a dissolution 

27 of such injunction or restraining order 

28 and for any proper order in such suit in 

29 case it shall deem such suit collusive or 

30 brought for the purpose of delay or for 

31 the purpose of extending the time herein 

42 prescribed for the completion of the lay- 

43 ing of said pneumatic tube«. 

Injury to /Streets. 
Section 5. Said company shall not 

2 open, disturb or encumber more of any 

3 ,' treet, avenue, alley or public place at any 

4 time than sha I be necessary to enable it 

5 to proceed with advantage in the laying 

6 in any street, avenue, alley, or public 

7 place of its said pipes or tubes, nor 

8 shall said company permit any such 

9 street, avenue, alley or pul)lic place to 

10 remain open or encumbered for a longer 

11 period than shall be necessary to execute 

12 the work for which the same shall have 

13 been opened or encumbered, and witl)OUt 

14 putting up the necessary barriers and 

15 lights SO as to effectually prevent the 



16 happening of any accident in con&equence 

17 of such opening or encumbering of such 

18 street, avenue, alley or public place. 

Bepxh'ing Streets. 
Section 6. Whenever said corpora- 

2 tion shall repair any street, avenue, alley 

3 or public highway it shall put down 

4 pavement of such material and quality, 
.7 and such material shall be the same as 

6 the remaining portion of the street, ave- 

7 nue, alley or public highway in the same 

8 block is constructed of, and in which said 

9 opening is made, and in such manner as 

10 existed before said street was disturbed. 

11 Before a permit shall be granted to said 

12 company to open ground in any street, 

13 sidewalk, alley, avenue or public place 

14 for any purpose, an estimate of the cost 

15 of the necessary repairing of said street, 

16 sidewalk, alley, avenue or public place, 

17 with a fair additional sum as margin for 

18 contingent cost, shall be made by the 

19 Comiuissioner of Public Works, and the 

20 said applicant corporation shall deposit 

21 the amount so ascertained with the City 

22 Comptroller, and the permit shall issue to 

23 said company only upon the piesentation 

24 of the Comptroller's receipt for the same 

25 to the Commissioner of Public Works, 

26 such deposit shall remain with the City 

27 Comptroller for the period of one jear, 

28 at which time upon the presentation of a 

29 certificate from the Commissioner of 

30 Public Works certifying to the satisfac- 

31 tory condition of such restored pavement, 

32 said deposit shall be returned to said 

33 corporation, and no work of any kind 

34 shall be done by said company without a 

35 permit from the Commissionerof Public 

36 Works. No excavation in any street, 

37 avenue, alley or other public place shall 

38 be made without first procuring a permit 

39 for that purpose from the Commissioner 

40 of Public Works of the said City of 

41 Chicago. 

(J hang ing or Removing Tuben. 
I Section 7. The said company shall on 



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2 notice from the Commissioner of Public 

3 Works remove or change- any of its 

4 pipes or tubes which may be in the way 

5 of, or interfere with the construction 

6 or location of any viaduct, public build- 

7 ing: or other public stru«ture, or any 

8 public Or private undertaking: or shall 

9 interfere with the lowering: of the tun- 
10 nels under the Chicago River. 

Subway. 
Section 8. Whenever the said City of 

2 Chicago, or the State of Illinois, or any 

3 person, firm or corporation acting under 

4 a franchise from the City of Chicago 

5 in and by which franchise the City of Chi- 

6 cago shall retain and control the right 

7 to fix the rentals and conditions for the 

8 use of a subway, shall construct or form 

9 or cause to be constructed or formed 

10 into a general subway any street, avenue, 

11 alley or public place on or through 

12 which any such pneumatic tubes author- 

13 ized by this ordinance shall be located, 

14 the said company, on due notice from 

15 the proper authorities, shall remove into 

16 and occupy said subway, change and 

17 maintain its said pipes, tubes or other 

18 appurtenances therein at its own ex- 

19 pense, and saia company shall comply in 

20 every respect with all laws and ordi- 

21 nances that shall be passed concerning 

22 rentals for space in said subway and the 

23 general occupancy thereof. 

Term of Grant — Right of Purchase. 
Section 9. The rights and privileges 

2 hereby conferred upon said company are 

3 granted for the term of twenty (20) years 

4 from and after the acceptance of this 

5 ordinance. Such rights and privileges 

6 are hereby granted on the express 

7 condition that at any time after the 

8 t-j d of ten (10) years from and 

9 after the acceptance of this ordi- 

10 nance the City of Chicago shall have 

11 the right to purchase the entire plant or 

12 plants ©f said company and all its prop- 



IB erty and effects of every kind or nature 

14 within said City of Chicago either by 

15 mutual agreement or at an appraised 

16 value, which ap. raised value shall be 

17 ascertained and determined by three 

18 competent and disinterested appraisers, 

19 wh© shall have full access to all books, 

20 papers and other documents of said 

21 company bearing on or appertaining to 

22 the subject, and such appraisers shall be 

23 selected in the following manner, to-wit: 

24 One of said appraisers shall be appointed 

25 by the City of Chicago, one by said com- 

26 pany, and the two so selected shall 

27 choose a third, and if said two appraisers 

28 cannot agree upon a third, then said 

29 third appraiser shall by petition of either 

30 party in interest, be selected by the 

31 Chi. f Justice of the Circuit Court of 

32 Cook County, and the said three apprais- 

33 ers, when so chosen, shall within six 

34 months after the appointment of the last 
3.5 appraiser make report in writing to the 

36 said City of Chicago of the value of 

37 the said property; the value of this 

38 license or grant is not to be 

39 taken into account or considered of any 

40 value as against the City of Chicago, and 

41 the said City of Chicago shall have the 

42 option at any time within one year after 

43 the receipt of said report to purchase 

44 said plant or plants and property, to- 

45 gether with all its appurtenances and 

46 equipment at the aforesaid value so fixed 

47 by said appraisers; provided, however, 

48 that if said city shall so elect to purchase 

49 said plant or plants and property, then 

50 said company shall have the right to 

51 operate said plant or plants and property 

52 and receive the profits therefrom during 

53 the time said arbitration is in progress 

54 and until the same shall be completed 

55 and the purchase price, as fixed by the 

56 arbitrators, has been paid. 

Bond. 
Section 10. The company shall file 

2 with the City Clerk a good and suflBcient 



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bond, witli sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, in the penal sum of fifty 
thousand (150,000) dollars, conditioned 
that said company shall comply with 
all the terms and conditions of this or- 
dinance, and shall indemnify and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against and 
from any and all liability, damages, de- 
crees and costs of whatever land or 
nature by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance and the exercise of any 
rights and privileges hereby or here- 
in granted. Whenever in the opinion of 
the proper officers of said City of Chicago 
the said bond may have been impaired by 
reason of change in the financial condi- 
tion of the sureties upon the same, the 
said City of Chicago may require said 
company, within a reasonable time, to 
furnish another bond conditioned in the 
same manner with such sureties as may 
be approved by the Mayer.of said City of 
Chicago, and in case of failure of said 
company to furnish said bond after due 
notice all the rights of such company 
under this ordinance shall cease and the 
same shall be void. 



J'ayineuts. 
Section 11. The rights and privileges 

2 hereby granted are upon the express c*n- 

3 dition that the Chicago Postal Pneumatic 

4 Tube Company shall pay annually to said 

5 City of Chicago, for and in consideration 

6 of the rights and privileges hereby granted 

7 an amount equal to three (3) per cent per 

8 annum of the gross revenues and receipts 

9 ®f said company for the fir t four years 

10 of the life of this ordinance, and a sum 

11 equal to five (5) per cent per annum of 

12 the gross revenues and receipts of said 

13 company for the remaining sixteen years 

14 of the life of this ordinance. Such pay- 

15 ments shall be rnade in the manner 

16 following: At the expiration of one year 

17 from the time said company shall com- 

18 mence to. distribute mail in th« City of 



19 Chicago, the President or other chief 

20 officers of the said company shall file with 

21 the Comptroller of the City of Chicago a 

22 detailed statement under ©ath showing 
28 the amount of gross annual revenue or 

24 receipts of said company for the preced- 

25 ing year, and shall at the same time pay 

26 to said Comptroller the percentage of the 

27 annual gross revenues and receipts of 

28 said company as is hereinabove provided, 

29 said respective payments to be made as 

30 herein described, annually. Such state- 

31 ment, however, shall not be final or bind- 

32 ing upon the city, and the Comptroller of 

33 the City of Chicago or his authorized 

34 ag«nt shall at all times, upon such state- 

35 ment being made as herein contemplated, 

36 have the right to examine the books, eon- 

37 tracts and papers of the said company 

38 showing the gross receipts of the said 

39 company, to verify such statement. 

Sale or 2'ransfer. 
Section 12. It is made an express 

2 condition of this ordinance that the 

3 Chicago Postal Pneumatic Tube Company 

4 shall not sell, lease, convey, transfer or 

5 assign the rights and privileges granted 

6 by this ordinance, nor shall said grantee 

7 herein consolidate and combine directly 

8 or indirectly with any person, firm or 

9 corporation, and in case said grantee 
10 shall sell, lease, transfer or assign any of 
U the rights and privileges granted by this 

12 ordinance, or shall consolidate and cora- 

13 bine directly or indirectly with any per- 

14 son. firm or corporation, this ordinance 

15 shall become null and void, and the 

16 rights and privileges herein granted shall 

17 terminate, and the plant of said com- 

18 pany, together with all tubes, switches, 

19 turn-outs and connections then in or 

20 under the streets, avenues, alleys and 

21 public places of said city shall be for- 

22 feit«d to said city. 

When in Force. 
Section 13. This ordinance shall take 



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2 effect and be in force from and after its 

'A passage and the tiling of the bond herein 

4 required and the acceptance in writing 

5 of this ordinance by the said company ; 

6 provided, that if the said bond and the 

7 said acceptance be not tiled with the 

8 City Clerk within ninety (90) days 

9 after tlie passage and approval hereof, 

10 this ordinance shall be void and of no 

11 effect. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for the reduction and disposal 
of night soil, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its reference t© the Committee on Health 
Department. 

Aid. Werno meved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance against discriminating against 
children in apartment houses, flats, etc. 

Ordinance exempting boilers in residences 
from inspection. 

Order to investigate contract with Geo. H. 
Jenney (Clean Street Co.) 

Communication in relation to a report on 
low pressure steam boilers. 

Ordinance amending- Sec. 856 of the Revised 
Code in relation to sewer connections, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on tile. 

Aid. Wern® moyed to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light to whom was referred an order author- 
izing the City Electrician to let contract for 
storage batteries and lamp posts to the 
American Battery Co., submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the order. 

Aid. Herrmann moved that the report^be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 14th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 

caqo ill Cou7u'u Assembled • 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light to whom was recommitted, order, City 
Electrician to let contract for storage bat- 
teries and lamp posts to American Battery 
Company, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the order do pass. 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be and 
is hereby directed and authorized to let con- 
tracts to the American Battery Company, 172 
South Clinton ,-treet, for furnishing four 
hundred and twenty-eight (438) cells of 
storage batteries' for tire alarm service at 
11.70 per cell, and to the Illinois Malleable 
Iron Company, 30-32 West Monroe street, 
for furnishing thirty-two (32) combination 
iron and steel arc lamp posts at $41.00 per 
post as proposals made by said companies to 
said City Electrician, September 27th, 1902, in 
accordance with advertisement in the Chicago 
Journal of date September 16th, 1902. 

Ernst P. Herrmann, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending the ordinance in 
favor of the A. J. Sidder Company for elec- 
trical conductors, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on tile. 

Aid. Herrmann moved to cdncur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License to whom was 
referred ordinance changing cigarette license 
fee to $25 per year. Communication from 
the Mayor in relation to licensing^ master 
plumbers, submitted a report reeommending 
that the same be placed on tile. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



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May 18, 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 



The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
in fayor of the Northwestern Terra Cotta 
Company for a bridge across Wrightwood 
avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Williston moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 15th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whom was referred ordinance, North- 
western Terra Cotta Company for a bridge 
across Wrightwood avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the ordinance do pass. 

Alfred U. Williston. 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, a 
corporation, its successors and assigns, to 
construct and maintain, a bridge or covered 
passageway across WrightwOod avenue, con- 
necting its buildings located on either side of 
said street; the said bridge or covered pas- 
sageway to be constructed and located in ac- 
cordance with plans and speciflcations hereto 
attached and which are made «, part hereof 
and to which express reference is hereby had, 
a copy o.f which plans and specirieations shall 
at all times be kept on tile in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Worlds. 

The lowest portion of said bridge or covered 
passageway shall not be less than twelve (12) 
feet above the surface of the street over which 
said bridge or covered passageway shall cross, 
and shall not exceed fourteen (14) feet in 
width, or fourteen (14) feet in height. 

The locution, construction, and maintenance 



190 1903 

of said bridge or covered passageway shtU be 
under the direction and supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshall of the City of Chicago, and the 
construction and location of the same shall 
be in accordance with plans and specifi- 
eations which shall first be approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshall of the City of Chicago; and no 
permit shall be issued allowing any work to 
be done in and about the construction of said 
bridge or covered passageway herein author- 
ized until such plans and specifications have 
first been submitted to and approved by said 
Commissioner ©f Public Works and the said 
Fire Marshall. 

Section 2. In the consideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as compensa- 
tion therefor the Northwestern Terra Cotta 
Company, its successors and assigns, shall 
pay to the City of Chicago, so lone: as the 
privileges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed and until such time as said bridge or 
covered passageway is ordered removed by 
the City Council, the sum of eighty-five dol- 
lars (S85.00) per year, payable annually, in 
advance; the first payment to be made as of 
the date of the passage of this ordinance 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. 

Section 3. If at any time hereafter the 
City Council shall desire to revoke the per- 
mission and authority herein given and order 
the bridge or covered passageway herein 
authorized to be removed, the grantee herein, 
its successors or assicrns, upon receipt of a 
notice from the Cily Council so to remove 
said bridge or covered passageway shall pro- 
ceed forthwith to remove such bridge or 
covered passage way, and the work of such 
removal shall be done at the expense of the 
said grantee and without expense or cost of 
any kind to the City of Chicago. 

Provided that in the event of a failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said grant«e, 
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bridge or covered passageway, when directed 
so to do, the City of Chicag:o may proceed to 
remove same and charge the expense thereof 
to the said grantee, its successors or assigns. 

Section 4. No worl? shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a per- 
mit shall first have been issuad by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works authorizing such 
work to proceed ; and no permit shall issue 
until the first annual payment herein pro- 
Tided for has been made at the office of the 
City Comptroller of the City of Chicago, 
and a bond has been executed by the said 
grantee in the penal sum of five thousand 
dollars (|5,000), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned to indemnity, save 
and keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all damage, cost, expense or liability 
of any kind whatsoever which may be suf- 
fered by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said oity, from, by reason of, or on 
account of the permission and authority 
herein granted, or the exercise by the grantee 
herein, its successors or assigns, of the per- 
mission and authority here'n given ; and con- 
ditioned further for the faithful observance 
and performance of all and singular the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 5 This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force thirty (30) days' from 
and after its passage; provided, that the said 
grantee files a written acceptance of this 
ordinatice, together with the bond herein 
above provided for, within thirty (30) days. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
order to permit Brunswick Balke Collender 
Company to build sidewalk. Petition of 
property owners to change name of Touhy 
avenue (between Lake Michigan and Kedzie 
avenue) to Kenilworth avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Williston moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, VIADUCTS AND 
BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbors, Viaducts and 
Bridges, to whom was referred an order to 
investigate the condu«t of the work on the 
East Division street and 95th street bridges, 
beg leave to report as follows: 

Aid. Scully m®ved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, May 11, 1903. 

To the Honorable^ the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — Your Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges, to which was referred 
an order of your Honorable Body of March 
33, 1903, to make a thorough and complete 
investigation of the conduct of the work done 
upon the East Division street and the 95th 
street bridges, beg to make the following re- 
port: 

The specifications were drawn and the eon- 
tracts were let in the regular manner by the 
Department of Public Works. The contracts 
provided for lump sums for the superstruct- 
ures and for unit prices for each and every 
item going into the construction of the sub- 
structures and approaches and for other work 
necessary in connection with these structures. 
There is also unit prices provided for such 
additional steel, cast iron, etc., that might be 
found necessary on account of changes or- 
dered by the Commissioner of Public Works 
whftn necessary. 

Your committee found that estimates had 
been issued in the proper form by said De- 
partment of Public W©rk in accordance with 
the above stipulations from time t® time as 
the work progressed, and that there have 
been no extras allowed, with the exception 
ef a small amount for pumping, etc., which is 
enumerated in the regular estimates. This 
pumping was found necessary owing to cer- 
tain unforeseen difficulties. There is a small 
claim for extras pending at the present time, 
which claim has b«en referred by the Depart- 
ment of Publie Works to the Corporation 
Counsel. As yet these bridges have not been 
accepted by the city. 



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To the Honorable, 
Co^mcil: 



the Mayor and the Cit 



Gentlemen— Your CoiDmittee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges, to which was referred 
an order of your Honorable Body of March 
23rd, 1903, to make a thorough and complete 
investigation of the .conduct of the work 
done upon the East Division street and the 
95th street bridges, beg to make the follow- 
ing report: 

Owing to the great necessity for these 
superstructures it was decided by the De- 
partment of Public Works to invite bids on 
competitive plans instead of waiting for 
plans to be prepared by the Department. 
This, together with the many contingencies 
arising on constructions of this kind as 
regards the substructure, made it necessary 
to provide for unit prices for each and every 
item going into the construction of the sub- 
structures and approaches, while lump sums 
were provided for the superstructures. In 
order to make a comparison of bids, it was 
accessary to assume certain estimated quan- 
tities for the substructure, approaches, etc. 
These quantities were not intended to repre- 
sent the actual quantities entering into the 
construction of these substructures, except 
in an approximate way. 

The lump sum bid for the superstructure 
of the East Division Street Bridge was $72,- 
398.00. 

The lump sum bid for the superstructure 
of the Ninety-fifth Street Bridge was $75,- 
630.00. 

There have been no extras on the super- 
structures of either of these bridges and the 
substructures have been paid for at the unit 
prices bid. 

Your Committee found that estimates had 
been issued in the proper torm by said De- 
partment of Public Works in accordance 
with the above stipulations from time to 
time as the work progressed, and that there 
have been no extras allowed with the ex- 
ception of a small amount for pumping, etc., 
which is enumerated in the regular esti- 
mates. This pumping was found necessary 
owing to certain unforseen difficulties. There 
is a small claim for extras pending at the 
present time, which claim has been referred 
by the Department of Public Works to the 



Corporation Counsel. As yet these bridges 
have not been accepted by the city. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. E. Scully, 

C?iairTna7i. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for refunds of 
special assessments, deferred and published 
May II, 1903, page U3. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

j-f^i- _ Coughlin. Kenna, Dixon. Ailing. 
Jackson. Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan. 
Rooney. Mavor, Yonnff, Bennett, Jones. 
Moynlhan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Friestedt, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss. 
Anderson, Kunz. Jozwiatowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Rac«— 64. 

i\''a?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorize^ and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in .the amounts set opposite their 
names, upon presentation of tbe attachd* 
certificates of payments and upon proper 
identification, where there is money to the 
credit of the warrants to pay the same; be- 
ing refunds and rebates of special assess- 
ments collected under the warrants named: 

Warrant 21413, G. M. Richardson . . .$ 63 75 

Warrant 21413, James Butler 10 75 

Warrant 17379, H. Lowy 228 25 

Warrant 14631, J. Teiling 21 75 

Warrant 14664, George Armstrong. ... 22 00 
Warrant 14630, Annie Corley 43 50 



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Warrant 14632, C. Miller $ 43 50 

Warrant 14632, C. M. Bentley 21 75 

■ Warrant 14680, C. N. White 21 75 

Warrant 11245, Geor<?e Hey wood 74 58 

Warrant 21347, P. E. Wilson 7 53 

Warrant 21780, F. B. Clark 11 57 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, deferred and published May 11, 
1903, page 114. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughiin, Kenna, Dixon, Allino:, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Ronnev. Mavor. Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fiek, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Ziramer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Weruo. Schmidt, Ehemann, WiUiston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Larson, Carey, 
Wendhng, Bradley, Burns, O'Coanell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidinanu, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

yaijs — Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names, upon presentation of the attached 
certificates of payments and duplicate certifi- 
cates of deposit for redemption and upon 
proper identification when there is money to 
the credit of the warrants to pay the same: 
Warrant 22998. Henry C. Hansen, first 

installment | 5 17 

Warrant 22998. Henry C. Hansen, sec- 
ond and third installment 10 34 

Warrant 22998. P. O'Brien 5 14 

Warrant 21192. D. J. Gallery 20 67 

Warrant 22941. Patrick Nolan, 16.32 
each on first, second and third install- 
ment 18 96 

Warrant 22998. A. W. Bullwinkle. . . . 5 17 
Warrant 23081. Josephine Kittmanski, 

second installment 4 42 

Warranr23210. J.H.Bradley 8 72 



t 4 60 
13 32 



7 82 



Warrant ii30Sl. Simon Kunz, first in 
stallment 

Warrant 23312. N. Newfield 

Warrant 25010. P. Brennan, $20.65, or 
so much thereof as may be shown to 
be due after the entire assessment 
shall have been collected. 

Warrant 25485. R. L. Johnson 

Warrant 22609. Joseph Spitz, $29.05, 
or so much thereof as there shall be 
money to the credit of the warrants 
to pay. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Otto Dreier for re- 
funding of shortages deferred and published 
May 11, 1003, page 114. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughiin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimm^r, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrrrjann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, WiUiston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 64.; 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Otto Dreier in 
the sum of thirty-eight and seventy-five one- 
hundredths ($38.75) dollars; same to be in 
full refund of shortages occurring in office of 
the cashier of Water office, by reason of 
changing systems; and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Superintendent- of the Water 
office attached hereto. 

Th^ Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Thomas Stevens for 



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damage to property on account of bursting 
of water main, deferred and published May 
11, 1903, page 115. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mayor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimraer, 
Fnestedt, Scully Maypole, Harkin. Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen. 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Thomas 
Stevens in the sum of twenty-tive ($-25.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of the bursting of water u)ain 
and the flooding of premises, 108 Plymouth 
place, and the damaging of the property of 
said Stevens; and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the water fund. This 
action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Corporation Counsel attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on luotion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the olaim of H. Cattleman for 
"release and cancellation of certiticates of 
sales deferred and published May 11, 1903, 
page 115. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order wa 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Ziminer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss. 



Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran. Finn. Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann,. 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey. 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth. Badenoch. Eidmann, Bihl. John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Xays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to can- 
cel certificates of sale on the following prop- 
erty held by the city upon payment of the 
face of sale and costs, together with interest 
at 6 per cent from date of sale: 

Certificate 3547. Warrant 24182. Circuit 
Court Part'n, 8, 39. 14. 

Certificate 6392. Warrant 2414S. Iron- 
worker's Add. to South Chicago, S and 17, 
37, 15. 

Certificate 1028. Warrant 23604. Sub. N. 
16 acres W. }4 W. K, 9^ 39, 13. 

Certificate 6563. Warrant 24859. Parmley's 
Normal Park Add., 28, 38, 14. 

Certificates 12795 to 12798. Warrant 24019. 
Murray's Add. to Jefferson, 9, 40, 13. 

Certificate 12649. Warrant 24019. Free's 
Add. to Jefferson, 8, 40, 13. 

Certificate 1637. Warrant 24942. Holstein, 
31, 40, 14. 

Certificate 2359. Warrant 30020. East 
Washington Heights, 9. 87, 14. 

Certificate 4523. Warrant 24019. Free's 
Add. to Jefferson, 8, 40, 13. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Quinn Chapel for 
caucellatiou of boiler inspection fees, deferred 
and published May 11, 1903, page 115. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney. Mavor. Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 



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Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkio, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskl, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
sou, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race -64. 

jVavs — Conlou, Brennan — 2. 

The following- is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to cancel 
the charge of $5.00 for boiler inspection 
against Quinn Chapel, which is now in hands 
of the City Collector for collection. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sentea the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Michael McGrath and 
John Gough for personal injuries, deferred 
and published May 11, 19G3, page 117. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

yea«— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, fetuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskl, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

iVa?/6— Conlon, Brennan— 3. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names, same to be in full of all claims 
for personal injuries as per waivers attached, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriation for intercepting 
sewers. This action is taken upon the 



recommendation of the Commissioner of 
Public Works attached hereto. 

Job n Gough $ 5 00 

Michael McGrath 32 50 

The Ckrk, on motion ot Aid. Williston, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N, D., on an ordinance in 
favor of A. Finkl & Sons for a switch track, 
deferred and published May 11, J903, page 
125. 

Aid. Williston moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Zm-s — Cough lin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowskl, Dever, 
Sitts, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

xVrt?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordamed by the (Jity (Jouncil of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to 
A. Finkl «& Sons, and their assigns, to lay 
down, maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track on Hawthorne street from and con- 
necting with the track of -the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railroad in said street, 
beginning at a point about two hundred 
(200) feet south of the south line of Herndon 
street and extending in a southwesterly 
direction, in a gradual and practicable curve, 
along the west side of said Hawthorne street 
to the north line of Lot Ninety-three (93) in 
Block One (1) in the Subdivision of Block 
Thirteen (13) of Sheffield's addition to Chi- 
cago, *n Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
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Third Principal Meridian ; thence in a south- 
easterly direction across Lots Ninety- four 
(94), Ninety- Ave (95), Ninety-six (96). Ninety- 
seven (9T) and Ninety-eight (98), in said 
Blocl< One (1), to the northwest corner of 
Hawthorne street and the alley; said switch 
track to be laid in accordance with the blue j 
print attached hereto and which is made a 
part hereof and to which express reference is 
hereby had. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and the ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof be 
subject to modification, amendment or repeal, 
and in case of repeal all privilej:es hereby 
granted shall cea-^e and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of tliis ordi- 
nance the arrantee herein shall keep such 
portion of said street as is occupied by said 
switch track in good condition and repair, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. At the termination 
of the rights and privileges herein granted, 
by expiration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track and 
all the appurtenances thereto and shall forth- 
with restore said street occupied by said 
switch track to a condition similar to the 
remaining portion of the .street in , the same 
block. 

Section 4. The operation and mainten- 
ance of the switch track herein provided for 
shall be subject to all the existing ordinances 
of the City of Chicago now in force or which 
may hereafter be in force relating to the use 
and operation of switch .tracks and railway 
tracks; and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of the work here- 
in authorized until a permit authorizing the 
beginning of 'such work shall first have been 



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issued by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, the said A. Finkl & 
Sons shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of one hundred dollars (1100,00) per 
annum, in advance, each and every year dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance; the first pay- 
ment to be made as of the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under 
and by virtue of the authority herein granted 
the said grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of five 
thousand dollars (15,000.00), with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the observance and faithful performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance; and conditioned further 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all loss, dam- 
age, expense, cost or liability of any kind 
whatsoever that may be suffered by it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to. or recovered from 
said city from or by reason, or on account of 
the passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason, or on account of any act or thing 
done by said grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein given, and conditioned to 
comply with all the terms and conditions of 
this ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any lime during the life of this ordinance, 
such bond shall hot be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section T. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage, 
and upon the tiling of an acceptance of said 
ordinince by said grantee and the filing of 
the bond herein provided for. 

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presented a veto of His Honor, the Mayor, 
and an ordinance relative to the rights oi the 
West ChicasTO Street Railroad Company and 
Chicago General Railway Company in Ash- 
land avenue, deferred March 16, 1903. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the matter be 
made a special order for the next regular meet- 
ing at 9 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 



Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, May 25, 1903, at 7: 30 o'clock P. M. 



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GUIDE TO COUNCIL MATTERS 



Communications from the Mayor, Comptroller, 
Corporation Counsel, City Clerk, Commissioner of 
•PuWic Works and all other city officers, depart- 
ments and branches of the city government will be 
found on pages 127 to 150 



Both inclusive. 



Special Assessment Improvement and Repeal- 
ing Ordinances, submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements; also all mattei^ presented by the 
Aldermen, arranged as to ward numbers, begin- 
ing with the 1st Ward, will be found on pages... 150 to 175 



Both incluslTC. 



Reports of the various committees to the Coun- 
cil will be found on pages I'J'S to 192 



Both inclusive. 



Unfinished business of former meetings pend- 
ing before the Council and disposed of at this 
meeting will be found on pages 192 to 197 



Both Inclusive. 



F. HIGGINS PRINT <l^^^fe>-oo '9«-"8 a>B|. 






May 25, 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, May 25, 1903. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, May 29. 1903. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Mayor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moy- 
nihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Ander- 
son, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Minwegren, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leaehmau, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wend- 
ling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, RuxtOD, 
Woodward, Hunter and Race 

Absent— Aid. Rooney and Friestedt. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held May 18, 1903, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

COMIMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending May 33, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 

" ALSO, 

His annual message. 

,,. Aid. ./kJUnK -Tncvec.'.th^t tiif' message be 
published and 'placed on" Hie, and that 2,500 
p}jmplej -cx)pisjs be; pn>^ted for distribution. 

Tiie. hTteiioi/ p?evai5ed. . 

The following is the message: 



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May 3o, • ^^^^' 

7^ the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— In the coming year many important problems will 
come before yourlHonorable Body demandmg careful study and investi- 
gation in order that a satisfactory solution of them may be reached. 
None of these problems will equal the traction question in its import- 
ance to the present generation, as well as in its far reaching effects 
upon generations to come. Upon this Council will devolve in all like- 
lihood the duty of finally settling this question, to settle it on terms of 
fairness and equity to the street railway interests seeking grants and 
privileges, with justice to the citizens at large who give to these grants 
and privileges their value. To this Council, if it keep pace with public 
sentiment and advanced economic thought, will come the opportunity 
of estabHshing a new era in the manner of a municipaUty's dealing with 
grants of public franchises. 

Selfish Interests Against Delay, 

For the past six years the traction question has been knocking at 

the doors of this Body demanding investigation and settlement. It has 

come before you in many and devious forms. Five years ago it was 

presented in a guise which if consented to would have been a lasting 

disgrace to the morals, as well as a calamity to the financial welfare of 

our city. In these years selfish interests with an intemperance born of 

greed have made violent protest against delay; in the caution dictated 

by the common prudence with which public officials have approached a 

settlement of the question, the timid have found cause for apprehension 

and alarm; the thoughtless have been swayed back and forth by the 

interested 'clamor of the one and the unreasoning fears of the other. 

Nevertheless it has seemed well to those upon whom have devolved the 

responsibilities and obligations of working out a satisfactory settlement 

to make haste slowlv, to feel their way carefully along unbeaten Imes, 

to take no step until sure of their ground, to err possibly on the side of 

prudence and extraordinary precaution rather than by undue haste to 

be guilty of irretrievable mistakes, only to recognize the errors when it 

was too late to correct them. 

Delay Justifies Beyond Cavil, 
The Fabian policy of delay has been adopted, and while this policy 
has subjected those responsible for it to much unintelligent criticism 
and uncalled for ab^5p,; the course of events has justified it beyond all 
cavil. As a result, of the tactics resorted to, the city today for the first 
time* since the renewal of. franchises has been under discussion is in a 
position to dec-1 wJth.the iraction companies on fairly even terms. The 
passage by the present general assembly of the Mueller bill, granting 



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to municipalities the right to own, control and operate street car lines, 
makes it possible to include in a grant of franchise a municipal owner- 
ship clause which will mean what it says, which will be something more 
than an empty phrase, fine sounding but without substance. The so- 
called Public Opinion act, though open to much criticism because of its 
lack of binding force, as well as of its unfair and unreasonable demand 
for a petition of 25 per cent of the registered voters as an initiative, 
nevertheless opens the way to a new method of disposing of franchise 
questions, making it possible to submit proposed ordinances to the 
people, to consult their wishes in reference to the grants, to enable them 
to be heard in a matter of so much moment even to the humblest 
citizen. 

Illinois Pioneer in Municipal Reform, 

The enactment of these laws marks a distinct advance in municipal 
government. By them a new method- of dealing with franchises has 
been established. Neither law would have found its way to the statute 
books had the tactics of handling the traction question been other than 
those employed. Illinois today because of these tactics is the pioneer 
state in municipal reform, the pioneer state to enact a law making it ij 

possible for municipalities to own street car lines; this state has blazed 
the way in the new movement. It devolves upon your Honorable Body 
so to guide your actions that Chicago, which has led the movement for 
the enactment of a public ownership law, leading still farther, may 
become the first American city to own and operate its transportation 
facilities. 

Mueller Law and Public Opinion Law Clear the Way, 

The Mueller law and the Public Opinion law make it possible for 
this Council without further hesitancy or delay to enter upon the pre- 
liminary work leading up to an extension of the existing franchises of 
the traction companies, which are to expire in the coming July. The 
people again and again have expressed themselves as to the terms upon 
which the extensions should be granted. I take it that, as servants of 
the public employed by it to serve its interests and to safeguard its 
property rights, we should regard it our duty in approaching a settle- 
ment of this much mooted question, so vitally affecting the welfare of 
all our citizens of today and of the future, to hew as closely to the lines 
demanded by the people as may lie in our power to hew. 

People Demand Early Municipal Ownership, 

The people above all are interested in the securing of satisfactory 
transportation facilities thoroughly in keeping with the progress of the 
times and in the taking of the preparatory steps towards an early own- 



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ership of the traction utilities. There is little need for arguing these 
points. The people have spoken on them again and again, and to faith- 
ful public officials the people's voice should be a command. I fail to 
agree with those who claim to find the sole moving cause of the general 
desire for public ownership in the execrable service the people of this 
city have been subjected to for the past six years. In all likelihood 
general attention to the theory and desirability of public ownership was 
first directed by the outraged sentiment of the public, aroused by the 
intolerable service rendered by the local traction companies. It had 
its origin perhaps in the failure of the traction companies properly to 
recognize and appreciate the responsibilities and obligations assumed by 
them together with the franchises from which with such slight regard for 
the public rights such tremendous financial benefits have been obtained. 
Today the desire for and belief in pubhc ownership has gone farther 
than a mere wish for decent and comfortable facilities. The great 
mass of our citizens have been educated to the idea that in pubhc 
ownership lies the sole, fair, just and reasonable method of handlmg 
all those utilities, for the operation of which the practically exclusive 
use of public propertv is required. Public ownership is desired as 
something more than a mere means to an end, the obtaining of satis- 
factory service. It is based on the belief that the profits accrumg from 
the use of the property of the public properly belong to the public, 
that the granting to individuals of the right to enrich themselves at the 
expense of the many by the exclusive use of the public's property is as 
umair in practice, as false in theory and as demoralizing m its results 
as was the habits of despots of the olden days who farmed out the 
levying and the gathering of the taxes as individual perqmsites to 
profligate favorites. 

Referendum Essential Preliminary to Settlement. 
Even less open to doubt and argument is the proposition that the 
people expect and demand a voice in any settlement of the traction 
question proposed to be made. The citizens, to whose votes and sup- 
port our presence here is due, feel an interest so absorbing and so acute 
m the disposition to be made of their valuable property rights in the 
streets they can not be blamed for demanding with practical unammity 
and with an insistence which may not safely be denied that no franchise 
erant shall be made which must not be submitted to popular vote for 
indorsement or rejection, if a sufficient number of voters petition for 

such submission. .. . • r ^.u^ 

Again and again the advocates of an immediate extension of the 
street railroad franchises have insisted upon the anxiety of the general 
public for an immediate settlement of the question, to enable them to 
ride in comfort and ease in cars fitted out and operated in accordanc:e 



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With the most approved modern methods. If the public demand for a 
settlement be as insistent as the advocates of a settlement claim it to be, 
there can certainly be no objection on the part of the traction interests 
to giving- the people a chance to be heard. 

" The Streets Belong to the People," 

Aside from any question of the inclination of the traction interests, 
however, the public has too much at stake in the disposition to be made 
of the streets for any q\iestion to be raised by the most captious of the 
public's unquestioned rights to be consulted in a manner in which every 
citizen has a vital and personal interest. "The streets belong to the 
people" is a phrase which may sound trite and overused to some; it is a 
truth, however, which can neither be gainsaid nor contradicted. The 
streets not only belong to the people, but the interest in the disposition 
to be made of them has become so aroused in the public mind, it is not 
apt to sit idly by and see franchise rights to their use given away with- 
out demanding a chance to be heard and exacting an opportunity to 
pass judgment upon any franchise ordinance your Honorable Body may 
propose to pass. 

Citizens Stockholders in Municipality, 

Were the directors of one of the street railway companies to grant 
to a rival company a right to use a part of its lines to the exclusion of 
itself or in common with itself, the right would have no binding force 
until it had been submitted to the stockholders at a general stockholders' 
meeting and had received the assent of a majority of the stockholders 
of the company. Chicago is a great corporation in which every citizen 
holds a share of stock. This Council is the board of directors of the 
corporation. It should not have the right to grant away the- property 
rights of the citizens without providing an opportunity of submitting 
the grant to a stockholders meeting, which is a general or special 
election; the grant, moreover, should have no binding force until the 
stockholders, the citizens, have been given an opportunity to petition 
for its submission to -a general vote or have given the project their 
approval and endorsement ]3y their failure so to petition. The rule 
which applies to privately managed corporations in all fairness and in 
all justice should be made to apply to the great business corporation, 
the City of Chicago. 

These demands are fundamental and may not be denied without 
administering a deliberate slap in the face of the vast majority of Chi- 
cago's citizens. 

No Doubt of Advisability of Municipal Control. 

In a paper read by me before the Woman's Club, October 25th, 
1898, I said: "As to the question of munici[)al control of natural 



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monopolies there is no longer doubt of its advisability, except with 
those whom self interest impels to take the contrary view. The ques- 
tion has become so thoroughly settled as to be almost a public axiom, 
that no grant of a public franchise should be made in which the 
municipality is not a partner or does not receive full and adequate 
compensation. This rests on the theory that the streets and alleys 
of a municipality are part and parcel of its assets and shall not be given 
or bartered away without adequate return Thjs much being granted, 
it follows as a natural sequence that if a municipality can dispose of its 
rights for a stipulated rent or for other compensation, it may with equal 
justice control and operate the franchise for its own pecuniary profit. 
The question is not so much of right as of practicability and expediency. 

Question Not So Much of Right as of Expediency, 

"The municipalities in this state are prohibited from owning and 
operating public franchises. To do this new empowering legislation 
would be required on the part of the legislature. Before steps should 
be taken to obtain this it would be well to decide on the methods to be 
employed, whether the city should itself operate the traction plant, the 
lighting plant and other matters of a like kind, or whether it should 
possess the title and rent the operating power for a fixed sum or for a 
portion of "the gross receipts. Another question comes in of the pro- 
tection of vested rights and of the methods to be employed to become 
legally and honestly possessed of those vested rights, 

"These are questions for future consideration. It is enough to say 
that the principle of municipal ownership and control is neither chimer- 
ical nor, what is often used in a disparaging sense, socialistic; that a 
municipality can operate a traction system with a fair and just civil 
service as well and profitably as it today operates the water office or as 
the general government operates the postal service; and that pending a 
final and satisfactory solution of the question as to the best method of 
exercising municipal control, all corporations or individuals seeking 
grants of profitable public franchises must be compelled to make the 
municipality a fair and equal partner in the venture that the citizens 
may receive their due from the accruing profits." 

Public Ownership Based on Common Sense, 

These were my personal views in 1898, before the question of pub- 
lic ownership had been seriously discussed by a considerable number of 
our citizens. My experience in official life, as well as the investigations 
I have since made, have only served to strengthen the impressions then 
formed that the idea of public ownership is neither a fad nor a dream, 
that it is based on the soundest of common sense, the most stable of 
business reasons, that it will not only help to lessen the burden of tax- 



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ation weighing- upon our citizens, reduce the rates they must pay for 
the necessaries of life now furnished by private companies at as high a 
cost as they dare exact, but go far toward removing corruption in pub- 
lic affairs by removing the cause an^ incentive for the debauchery of 
public officials. 

^Vaiver of 99 Year Act Claims Essential Condition, 
An express and unequivocal waiver of all rights claimed under the 
so-called 99-year act ' constitutes a third fundamental demand upon 
which the people insist as a condition precedent in an extension ordi- 
nance. Upon this the sentiment of the public is even more united than 
upon the demand for the referendum, than it has been upon the demand 
for municipal ownership enabling legislation as a prerequisite to a con- 
sideration of the traction question. Here and there we may find disin- 
terested citizens who from honest convictions are opposed to municipal 
ownership. Here and there we may find citizens who from ignorance, 
willful or voluntary as it may be, fail to recognize the purifying power 
of invoking the people's aid in the settlement of vast questions who 
would rather leave the settlement in the hands of a mere handful of 
officials, and subject them by the very nature of things to all the wiles, 
the cajoleries and the temptations in which the public service corpora- 
tion agent is a past master. Here and there we may find citizens, who 
from mere timorousness, lack of enterprise, fear of breaking away from 
the beaten paths, look upon public ownership and the referendum as 
socialistic fads and theories, useless and ineffectual as dreams, if indeed 
not positively dangerous to the body politic. 

Praise for Pioneers, 

In the days before 1776 there were those who clung to the mother 
government with a tenacity born of the possibilities of individual gain, 
who in their blind arrogance and failure to read the promises held 
forth by the future could see nothing but ruin and disaster in a break- 
ing of the bonds which held the colonies in vassalage to Great Britain; 
there were those in whom timidity prompted a fear of an awful reck- 
oning in even the bare suggestion of advantages to be gained by 
throwing off the yoke of England's sovereign. The world would have 
made but slight advances, civilization would still be in hopeless and 
helpless infancy had the selfishness, the ignorance, the fears of the pro- 
totypes of our present anti-referendum, anti-public ownership citizens 
been heeded in all the various stages of world progress. It is the 
dreamer with his scoffed-at fancies and fads, the pioneer who has dared 
put these fanciful imaginings into practice who have made the world 
what it is. Chicago to-day is under a deep debt of gratitude to the 
delver in Utopian fields who worked out the ideas which to-day hold so 



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much of promise in the settlement of the much vexed traction ques- 
tion, to the pioneers in the movement for public ownership and the 
referendum, who, in spite of opposition, criticism and abuse, have 
stood steadfastly for the enforcement of the ideas which they have 
believed to be right. 

The number of disinterested citizens who fail to demand an abso- 
lute and unequivocal waiver of all the rights the companies may claim 
under the infamous and notorious legislation known as the 99-year-act 
is so small as to be practically unworthy of notice and attention. The 
demand for a waiver of these privileges is based upon the belief first that, 
the act in itself being illegal and of no effect, the people, when asked to 
confer valuable rights upon the companies which seek to be beneficiaries 
of it, should not be put to the trouble and expense of litigating it. 

Street Railway Compa-tiies Seeking Privileges of Great Value, 

The street railroad companies are seeking privileges of great value 
from the public ; the public is willing to grant these privileges on certain 
terms and conditions; in return the public demands first of all an express 
waiver of the 99 -year act in order that in the future when the local traction 
question may come up in whatsoever form the claim of rights under 
this act may not be advanced to block the people in the demands they 
may at that time feel disposed to make. Chicago's citizens recall how 
j twenty years ago the question of the legality or illegality of this act was 

' laid over for future consideration and adjudication. In the years which 

I have since passed no step has been taken to settle the dispute. A 

question which might have been investigated and settled -twenty years 
ago is here today to becloud the issues, to aid in thwarting the will of 
the people. We shall be blind to our public duties as well as slow to 
take advantage of the lessons of experience, if in "any settlement that 
may be made today we fail finally and effectually to clear up the situa- 
tion and leave those who may come after us free- and unhampered to 
consult the people's will and having learned that will to obe3^ the peo- 
ple's commands. 

Local Transportation Committee Makes Good Stand, 

The Local Transportation Committee of the City Council of 1902- 
1903 in its deliberations on the franchise extension question with the 
representatives of the principal street railroad companies stood out 
firmly and determinedly for a strict compliance with the popular de- 
mand for a waiver of the alleged rights under the 99-year act, and 
because of this firm and unwavering demand the deliberations came to 
a sudden end. The expression of the popular will in this respect is 
clearer and more emphatic today, if such a thing be possible, even than 
when the subject was then under discussion. Any action in thwarting 



May 25, 207 1903 

the popular will or ignoring- the popular demand in this regard would 
subject the guilty official to certain and deserved popular condemnation. 

Governor Oglesby's Veto Recalled. 

The unwillingness of the public to permit this 99-year act longer to 
vex and trouble it is based upon the further reason that the methods 
employed to pass it through the General Assembly and finally over the 
veto of the then Governor of Illinois, Hon. Richard J. Oglesby, were 
notoriously venal and corrupt. The press of the day openly charged 
the use of corruption funds in its passage. The act was asserted to 
have been "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity" and because 
of its inherent viciousness and the shamelessness of the methods 
employed in its passage the bill was denounced in unmeasured terms 
from one end of the state to the other. 

The memory of the people in questions of this kind is long and 
tenacious; their desire for revenge, retribution and justice maybe slow, 
but they are none the less certain. Thirty-eight years may have passed 
since the 99-year bill was enacted into law; the people have neither for- 
gotten the methods employed in its passage nor have they become 
reconciled to the infamous burden it placed upon them. 

No Compromise With Iniquities of 1865» 

Today when the traction companies come before the people as peti- 
tioners for continued privileges the public finds ready to its hands a means 
of wiping out the infamies of the past, and with a practically united voice 
it demands as an absolute prerequisite to an extension of franchise grants 
a final surrender of whatever rights the companies may have obtained 
under and by virtue of a vicious piece of legislation.. It will devolve 
upon your Honorable Body to assure compliance with the public demand. 
To recognize the 99-year act in any form, to consider it a matter of seri- 
ous barter and compromise would in the last analysis make this Coun- 
cil and its members coparceners in the traction heritage of the iniquities 
of the legislature of 1865. 

Enabling Legislation Prerequisite of Franchise Extensions. 

No honest believer in the theory of public ownership of public 
utilities has ever hesitated in making absolute the requirement of ena- 
bling legislation as a prerequisite of franchise extension. To have con- 
tented ourselves with a provision in an extension ordinance, authoriz- 
ing the city to take over at a certain time the ownership of the traction 
properties without first having secured from the Legislature the au- 
thority to own, control and operate street railroad lines would have 
been merely to content ourselves with the chaff and the husks and to 
surrender the precious grain. The citizen who sees in ultimate public 



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ownership of public utilities the correct solution of the disposition to 
be made of public franchises has viewed with mingled suspicion and 
alarm the various attempts to delay or forestall the securing of ena- 
bling legislation. To his mind the solution has inevitably presented 
itself, if it be so difficult to secure the necessary enabling legislation, . 
while the street railroad companies are petitioners for public favor, 
what would be the chances of obtaining such legislation if the compa- 
nies were in possession of a franchise from the city giving them the 
unquestioned privilege to make use of the streets for a term of years ? 
Easier to Stop Legislation Than Secure it. 
As is generally conceded, it is easier to stop legislation than to secure 
it. If the companies once again had become possessed of an extension 
of ordinance with a bare proviso that the city might take over the 
ownership of the lines upon complying with certain conditions, 
not only might the proviso have failed because of illegality, but 
the possibility of securing enabling legislation would at once have be- 
come so remote as effectually to dampen the public ardor and leave 
the companies in an undisturbed possession of their privileges until 
the term prescribed was about to expire; then the public would again 
have been brought face to face with present conditions, again de- 
mand would have been made by interested individuals, hiding them- 
selves under the cloak of public spirit, that the wretched service, the 
inferior accommodations and the unreasonableness of demanding large 
expenditures of raonev on an uncertainty required in justice another ex- 
tension of grant, even in default of the passage of enabling legislation. 
Press And Public Thanked for Enabling Act, 
As long as the companies were permitted to play this kind of a 
game at the expense of the people at large, just so long would it have 
been an absolute impossibility to take effective steps towards pre- 
paring for public ownership, just so long the proviso in an ordinance 
that the city might acquire the properties on given terms and at a given 
time, would possess all the appearance and qualities of the little game 
worked by the sophisticated on the innocent and guileless under the 
name of the shell game, just so long would the public have fed on husks, 
while the traction magnates would have been permitted to grow fat on 
the rich grain properly belonging to the people. 

Thanks to the determined attitude of both press and public, and 
thanks to the majorities in the upper and lower houses of the General 
Assembly the enabling act demanded by Chicago has been passed, even 
though ungraciously the Governor has given it his approval and Chicago 
today is in a position to cope with a settlement of this great question of 
extension of ordinances, to safeguard the rights of the present citizens, 
to lay well the foundation for a public acquirement of the street railway 



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lines, an ownership which will prove a boon of estimable value to the 
future generations of citizens. 

Popular Views in Traction Changes in Six Years, 

The views of the people in reference to the traction question have 
undergone a great change in the past six years. In these years the 
subject has been calmly and dispassionately considered by every think- 
ing citizen. Six years ago the average man would have been satisfied 
in all probability with a settlement, under which decent, comfortable 
and hygienic accommodations would have been given and by means of 
which a fair compensation and a reasonable reduction of fares would 
have been obtained. The waiver of the 99-year act, the reference of 
extension ordinances to popular vote and the enactment of municipal own- 
ership enabling legislation, prior to the extension of the franchises, are 
three demands which I have personally injected into the discussion and 
which have been so thoroughly debated and considered that more than 
eighty per cent of the voters declared in favor thereof when the ques- 
tions of municipal ownership and the referendum were submitted to a 
popular vote. I can hardly think it conceivable your Honorable Body 
would deliberately fly in the face of public opinion so unmistakably 
expressed by ignoring these fundamentals in any extension of the fran- 
chises you may see fit to pass. 

Contract With The People Mast be Observed, 

Personally I take it I have entered into a contract with the people 
to secure these conditions. The platform upon which I was nominated 
expressly and explicitly stated these terms as absolutely essential to the 
consideration of extensions; in my public addresses tq the voters I 
reiterated these terms and pledged myself unequivocally and emphatic- 
ally to stand out against any extension ordinance which failed to pro- 
tect the public along these lines. In so doing a contract was made and 
now exists between the voters and myself, and as far as I am con- 
cerned I shall live up to the very letter of it. 

In a message I submitted to the City Council January 6th, 1902, as 
well as in earlier communications to your Honorable Body, I have out- 
lined the other requirements which I have thought necessary to be 
included in an extension ordinance. To these conditions I have not 
heard of a disinterested objection being raised. Interested criticism we 
may well afford to treat lightly, if not positively to ignore. It should 
not be out of place to repeat previously made conditions here in order 
that the street railroad companies may be fully informed of the condi- 
tions held as essential by the executive. They are as follows: 

Summary of Essential Conditions, 

An improvement of accommodations which will do away with the 



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present uncomfortable' unwholesome and indecent overcrowding of cars. 
Adequate compensation for the privileges granted either in the form of a 
percentage of the gross receipts paid into the city treasury as a trust 
fund to be expended solely upon the public streets, a reduction of fares 
or a combination of both forms. Provision for public ownership of the 
lines at the earliest feasible date. The simultaneous expiration of all 
franchises on or before twenty years after the date of grant and the 
express prohibition of the transfer of a franchise to a foreign corpora- 
tion. The use of the underground trolley within a certain district 
bounded by North avenue, 22nd street and Western avenue, the 
realignment of terminals that transportation may be rapid and street 
congestion as far as possible avoided. The use of modern grooved 
rails in all paved streets and the paving of the rights of way by the 
traction companies with asphalt or dressed granite blocks. An univer- 
sal system of transfers and full publicity of accounts. The establish- 
ment of a system of arbitration for the settlement of disputes arising 
between the traction companies and their employes. A single car 
service instead of the present train service. 

People are Still Awake. 
I have discussed these various points so often and at such length 
in previous messages to the City Council it is not necessary at this time 
to do more than mention them. This brief mention should be given, 
however, in order that the traction companies may not fall into the 
error of supposing the people are likely to go to sleep on their rights 
and yield any of the points previously declared as essential to a correct 
settlement, for the purpose of hastening the settlement of the problem. 
The people, unless I misjudge popular sentiment, are more interested m 
a correct settlement of the traction question than in a hurriedly prepared 
compromise settlement. For years they have been subjected to the 
most outrageous service known to an American city; they have suf- 
fered from accommodations which have violated every conceivable rule 
of health, of comfort and of decency. 

Huddled Like Cattle in Unclesin Cars. 
Morning and night they have been huddled like cattle in illy- 
ventilated, unclean and uncomfortable cars; their wives and daughters 
have been subjected to conditions so demoralizing and so indecent as 
to be absolutely revolting. They have seen aldermen and legislators 
debauched by these same traction interests, while employes have 
been prosecuted and found guilty of successful attempts to tamper 
with juries and befoul the very fountain heads of justice. Is it to be 
wondered at if the people, losing all patience with these corporations 
and their managers, have made up their minds to endure the ills from 



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which today they are suffering in order that when a settlement is 
finally arrived at it may be on terms which will protect the future 
and secure them the present conditions they demand as necessary? 

Causes of Chicago's Poverty Discussed, 

In previous messages to the City Council I have discussed at length 
Chicago's poverty and the causes leading up to it. The multiplicity of 
taxing bodies as well as the favoritism shown all bodies except those 
directly controlled by the city government by the County Clerk in the 
scaling down process, made necessary by the five per cent limitation of 
the Juul law, result year after year in the city government, the schools 
and the public library getting the small end of the loaf. I use the word 
"favoritism" advisedly, for a careful examination and analysis of the 
work performed by the County Clerk in the past five years give abund- 
ant evidence of a deliberate design to reduce the city's proportion of 
the tax levy to the lowest possible figure and to hamper the city finan- 
cially as far as the law will permit. As an example of this well planned 
scheme it is only necessary to refer to the work of the County Clerk in 
the past year, when in spite of an increase in the assessed valuation of 
the city over that of the preceding year of $27,914,691 00 by reducing 
the city's percentage from 1.61 to 1.582 the city's revenue from the 
taxes was increased only $89,700.00 instead»of $362,679.88 as the appli- 
cation of the old rate would have given. 

Charter Revision Constitutional Amendment, 

It is a matter for sincere congratulation that, the constitutional 
amendment, suggested and recommended to the legislature by the 
Charter Revision Committee appointed under the auspices of the Civic 
Federation, , even in a garbled form has b^^en passed by the legislature; 
though it debars a consolidation of the city government with the county 
and the Sanitary District its adoption will result at least in opening up 
a rift of daylight. With the adoption of this amendment, at the end of 
a few years Chicago's financial difficulties should offer some promise of 
relief and the city should.be enabled to enter upon the advance steps 
towards improved civic conditions in keeping and in harmony with its 
size, its financial stability and strength. 

Street Pavement Question Analysed, 

In the recent election campaign much undeserved criticism was 
leveled against the administration by the unfair as well as by the ignor- 
ant because of the pavements of the city streets and their condition. In 
common justice the public should recognize the serious difficulties 
attending an attempt by an administration to pave streets against the 
wishes and inclinations of property owners. Unless streets are ordered 



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improved upon a majority petition of property owners the passage of 
improvement ordinances can only be had with the consent of the city 
council and the cases of aldermen declining to pass such ordinances in 
the face of protests by property owners are numerous enough to require 
no citing of specific instances in proof. And even when the aldermen 
of a ward back up the administration in ordering an improvement in 
spite of an adverse protest the course of such an ordinance through the 
courts, when confirmation is sought, is full of obstacles and beset with 
many difficulties. 

In my first administration the most serious obstacle the adminis- 
tration was obliged to contend with was the demand of property owners 
for the antiquated, useless and really expensive cedar block pavernent. 
Delegation after delegation of citizens besieged the mayor's office pro- 
testing vehemently against the laying of any other pavement than the 
cedar block pavement and in the face of arguments showing the prac- 
tical valuelessness of such paving irate citizens insinuated collusion 
between the administration and the asphalt trust, so-called, as a reason 
for its unwillingness to permit an improvement with a material on 
which every dollar was practically so much money thrown irretrievably 

away. 

When by dint of hard work and argument, in and out of season, 
the public became convinced that cedar block pavement would not 
serve either as an economical or an effective pavement for this city of 
damp soil and heavy traffic, the property owner still in search of a pav- 
ing material, which because of cheap first cost appealed to his thrift 
despite its lack of wearing qualities, became insistent in his demands 
for brick pavements even on streets where the traffic was the heaviest. 
As a result there are today many cases where brick pavements have 
been laid on thoroughfares unadapted to their use, with the natural 
consequence that the traffic of this city of narrow tires and heavy loads 
has already crushed the paving material to dust. 

Best Pavement, in Spite of Cost, is Most Economical, 
Property owners should be educated to the knowledge and convic- 
tion that in the long run the best of paving material, in spite of its first 
cost, is the cheapest and most economical, and the members of your 
Honorable Body and the daily press can render valuable aid to the 
municipality and the citizens in helping to diffuse this knowledge. 
Cedar block pavements should not be tolerated in any quarter, for with 
traffic the material wears away, while without traffic it rots away; in 
either case the money expended upon it is merely so much money 
thrown to the dogs. Brick pavements serve well on streets of light 
traffic, though even here the noisiness of the material is a valid objec- 
tion to its use. Asphalt wears well on streets of moderate traffic, is 



May 25, 213 1903 

clean and hygienic. Without the use of the grooved rail it cannot be 
made to give good wear on street car streets. Creosoted block paving, 
judging from the moderate experiments made with it locally, notably 
in ^lichigan avenue in front of the Auditorium and on one side of the 
Rush street bridge, shows splendid wearing qualities, is cleaner than 
asphalt because the dirt crusts rather than forms into dust, is far 
preferable from the standpoint of noisiness and because less dusty is 
unquestionably less open to hygienic criticism. For heavy traffic as 
well as for the paving of street railroads' rights of way the only satis- 
factory paving material is dressed granite block. 

House of Correction Creosoting Plant Suggested, 

If the public could but once be -educated to the use of creosoted 
block pavement, the heavy first cost of this material could be substan- 
tially decreased by establishing at the House of Correction a creosoting 
plant from which paving contractors could purchase their material at 
a greatly reduced price over the present market figures, while a new 
industry, profitable to the city and not conflicting with local labor in- 
terests, would be established in the city workhouse. 

In discussing the special assessment work of the city I am desirous 
of caUing particular attention to the charge recently made of the great 
superiority of the work performed under private contract over publicly 
let work. Particular attention has been called to the work in State 
street from Randolph to Madison streets, and in Washington street from 
State street to Wabash avenue. This work was performed by one of 
the leading contractors of the city, and was laid to serve as an object 
lesson in perfect workmanship. Within the past few months it has 
been necessary to cpt out great patches of work at the southeast corner 
of State and Washington streets and to relay the asphalt. This repair- 
ing came under my own personal observation; unless the repairs have 
already been made, the asphalt next to the rails in Washington street 
from State street to Wabash avenue must also be relaid. 

City Work Compares Favorably Witli Private Contract Work, 

The work in Michigan avenue from Madison street south has also 
been private contract work, although the administration has been charged 
with the blame for the tardiness of the improvement. The asphalt pav- 
ing in Adams street from Wabash avenue to Michigan avenue is a 
further illustration of the havoc wrought by this city's heavy loads with 
the best laid paving material. I cite these examples of private contract 
work not in criticism of the contractors but as evidence that when all 
is said and done city work compares favorably with the most carefully 
laid and most scrupulously exacting private contract work. 

A few years ago a local paper started a crusade in behalf of mak- 



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ing- the vacant lots and the waste places of the city fair to the sight. 
The crusade led to very beneficial results. Dirt, rubbish and unsightly 
stuff was removed from many a vacant lot, grass, in instances, 
was planted where brick, boards, heaps ot rubbish and tin cans 
had been scattered, and a distinct improvement was made in the 
city's outward appearance. 

Crusade for Cleanliness Suggested, 
A kindred crusade to-day in favor of street improvements 
could not but be attended with results which would promise 
much for a cleaner and more attractive Chicago. Especially 
is such a crusade necessary in the downtown district where the 
property owners certainly can with no show of reason or jus- 
tice plead poverty as an excuse for failure to -tidy up and make 
presentable the portion of the city which falls under the critical 
eye of every visitor. While the downtown streets remain paved with 
the old-fashioned granite block pavement with the wide groove 
between the blocks to gather and to hold the filth, it will be impossible 
to keep the city clean with double the money now available for street 
cleaning purposes. The streets devoted to heavy traffic in .the whole- 
sale districts should be paved with dressed granite block, the lighter 
traffic streets in the retail districts either with asphalt or with creosoted 

block. 

Consent of Property Owners Needed, 

There is a reasonable doubt whether the city can order this 
repaving without the consent of the interested property owners, 
because in the necessary court proceedings the claim would immedi- 
ately be set up that the streets are satisfactorily paved as they 
stand and the city would have this objection to overcome. If some of 
our wealthy men, who are so prone to criticise Chicago and declare it a 
city impossible to hve m with comfort and who spend the lion's share 
of their time beyond our Umits, would only evidence a little of the old- 
time Chicago spirit and give of their millions, all earned and gathered 
together by the strength and greatness of the city, to its beautifying 
and upbuilding they could render Chicago a distinct benefit, where to- 
day they are working it a distinct harm. 

Contractors' Combinations, 

Property owners, it is charged, are averse to the making of public 
improvements because of the working combinations existing between 
the crushed stone men, the sand men, the various material men and the 
paving contractors. It would be idle to deny the existence of these 
combinations, for they undoubtedly exist. Their existence with equal 
certainty has advanced the cost of street paving very materially. It 



May 25, 215 1903 

might be argued these are the days of combinations and the cost of all 
the necessities of life has been materially increased by other and 
kindred combinations. The administration must meet conditions as 
they confront it. The administration is not responsible for the existence 
of these combinations ; they exist in spite of it. Contracts are invari- 
ably let to the lowest bidder. If a new competitor enters the field 
and underbids the combination the firm gets the contract. 
Unfortunately the usual custom is before the next letting 
to take the new firm into the combination. This has hap- 
pened over and over again in the past six years. Invitations 
have been extended to outside firms to enter the Chicago market with- 
out success. The combination extends beyond Chicago, if current 
report be correct, and the entire national field is divided up between 
the various parties to it, with the result that the Cincinnati, or the St. 
Louis, or the Milwaukee, or the Indianapolis parties to the combination 
keep out of the Chicago field, on condition that the Chicago end leave 
them free to reap the financial harvest in their respective fields. 

Municipal Department of Construction Advocated, 

If improvements are to be made we must put up with existing 
conditions. The ultimate solution will be had and had only when the 
city becomes financially able to ask an amendment to its charter by 
means of which it may be permitted to establish its own department of 
construction under which all municipal work may be performed by the 
direct labor plan, the city employing its own corps of employes, owning 
its own plants and performing all city work of every character under 
the direct labor system and under the direct supervision of the varioiis 
departments. 

This system has been worked to good advantage in the garbage 
removal work. In the old days the city awarded the care of the various 
wards to contractors, usually favored individuals, who were authorized 
to employ a certain number of teams and a certain number of men to 
care for the territory assigned to them. Under a complaisant adminis- 
tration a neat profit was usually obtained by working a smaller number 
of men and teams than were actually authorized and drawing 
the full pay for the authorized quota. Five years ago this administra- 
tion changed to the direct labor system, so that to-day the city em- 
ploys the teams and the men individually. 

Garbage Work Commmended, 

The work is performed under the supervision of the ward superin- 
tendent and usually under the watchful eyes of the aldermen of the 
ward. Only the actual number of men and teams employed receive 
pay, and the requirement that the laborers and the team owners must 



May 25, 216 1903 

live in the ward in which they are employed, and, if possible, in the 
districts in which their work is performed, results in a vast improve- 
ment over former methods. The weekly reports of men and teams 
employed and of work accomplished made by the street bureau to the 
members of your Honorable Body afford an additional guaranty that 
the meager funds the city is justified in appropriating for street cleaning 
and garbage removal work are being honestly and efficiently expended. 
Advantages of Day Labor, 
The various and many advantages to the community obtained by 
employing the day labor system in the performance of great municipal 
works'and undertakings have been evidenced again and again in the 
past six years. As already cited, vast improvement has been made in 
the city's methods of cleaning the streets and handling the removal of 
garbage. By the employment of the direct labor system the ser- 
vice has been greatly improved. A systematic regular service 
has been installed and a corresponding reduction in price has been 
obtained. It is not only in the work of removing the garbage 
that the advantages of the direct labor system have been seen. Under 
this system, through its departments of Public Works, the city completed 
the so-called Weir & McKechney contract for the construction of the 
land tunnel connecting the Northwest pumping works at Sprmgfield 
avenue and Bloomingdale road with the Fitzsimons & Connell section 
of tunnel at Grand avenue and Green street. Because of the inter- 
ference by the city with their peculiar methods the contractors definitely 
suspended operations on this work November nth, 1898; the construc- 
tion was finally completed by the city under the direct labor plan April 
23d, 1900. The total length of this section was 22,184 feet; the size of 
the tunnel was 8 feet inside diameter. 

Illustrations Showing Benefits of Day Labor, 
The contract provided that the contractors should receive 
$15.90 per lineal foot for tunnel in rock and $16.65 per lineal 
foot for tunnel in earth; they were also to receive $2.00 per 
cubic yard for all rock found in conjunction with earth; m other 
words, where the tunnel went through material composed of part earth 
and part rock. The contractors, upon the forfeiture of their contract, 
sued the city for $1,000,000 and were awarded the sum of $555, 560.20. 
The city constructed 419 feet of tunnel through rock at a total cost 
of $33.87 per lineal foot, and 1,541 feet through earth excavation at 
$25.19 per lineal foot. • 

The city also carried to completion with direct labor the 
Ross & Ross tunnel when the work was abandoned by the con- 
tractors. This tunnel extends from the lake shore- and 68th 
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The contract was let September ist, 1896, and the contractors 
suspended operations definitely December 24th, 1897. The 
city resumed construction January 18th, 1898, and completed the work 
May 2ist, 1898. The total length of tunnel constructed was 102 feet of 
5 foot diameter tunnel and 7,316 feet of 7 foot diameter tunnel. The 
first serious obstacle encountered by the contractors in the construction 
of this tunnel was at a point about 730 feet east of the lake shaft, when 
bad ground containing water, sand and gas was encountered in the 
upper quarter of the tunnel; shortly after the lake broke in and in 20 
minutes two drifts and the shaft were filled with water. Work was 
then suspended on the tunnel proper, and with the aid of a diver a hole 
in the bottom of the lake directly over the tunnel was located. Into 
this cavity 1,500 cubic yards of clay was dumped, and a detour to the 
north 150 feet from the original line was made, whence the tunnel 
started in a direction parallel to the original line. After proceeding 
958 feet bad ground was again encountered and the compressed air es- 
caping allowed the lake again to break in; owing to the bulkheads the 
flooding of the tunnel and shafts was prevented. 

Big Enterprises Completed by Direct Employment 

Another detour to the north was made and work continued without 
any special trouble until the time of suspension of construction by the 
contractors. The city under the direct labor system completed the 
work without difficulty, though the same character of ground was 
encountered by its engineers. 

The Chicago avenue tunnel extension, constructed by day labor, 
extends from Oak street and Lake Michigan to connections at Chicago 
Avenue Pumping Station. The work was begun in July, 1898, and 
practically finished the same year, but one of the connections was pur- 
posely delayed. The size, lengths and costs are as follows: One hun- 
dred and twenty-seven feet of five-foot tunnel at $12.81 per lineal foot, 
518 feet of six-foot tunnel at $14.68 per lineal foot, 860 feet of seven- 
foot tunnel at $15.61 per lineal foot. 

On the Kedzie avenue water pipe tunnel, constructed by day labor, 
under the Drainage Canal of the Sanitary District of Chicago and under 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, work was commenced November 25th, 
1898, and construction completed about April ist, 1899. The total 
length of this tunnel is 1,544 feet. The material through which the 
tunnel was constructed made in most part very difficult tunneling, con- 
sisting of hard boulder clay with pockets of quicksand and water. This 
tunnel was horseshoe shape, seven feet by eight feet two inches, and 
the cost was $16.91 per lineal foot. 

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successfully contended with ; especially was this true in the case of the 
Ross & Ross tunnel, on which work was abandoned by the contractors 
because of the apparent impossibility of carrying it through pockets of 
quicksand. The city took up the work at the point of abandonment, 
bringing it to a successful completion in spite of the physical dangers 
which threatened, and saving in addition a material sum over the price 
demanded by the contractor. 

W^ork on Intercepting Sewer. 

Moreover, the city is today engaged in the construction of the lat- 
eral intercepting sewer running south from 39th street. At the time 
the work was first proposed competitive bids were asked for its con- 
struction. Not only is the cost at which the city is performing the 
work less than the lowest contract price offered, but when completed 
the city will be the owner of the entire plant used in the construction. 
The possession of this plant will materially lessen the cost of future 
work of this character. The cost of the plant used in the construction 
of Section G at the present time is $22,000.00; that in Section H, $26,- 
000.00; making a total of $48,000.00. This sum will be charged to 
the construction of Sections G and H, and be an asset of the City of 
Chicago on completion of the work. 

A comparison between the cost to the city of construction under 
the day labor system and the lowest contractor's bid on the work is 
instructive : 

SECTION G. 



Diameter. 


Length. 


Cost, Including 

Engineering 
and Inspection. 


Lowest Bid, Plus 

Engineering 

and Inspection. 


16 feet. 
15M " 
14M - 

1314 feet. 


4,375 
5,144 
3,347 

3,158 


S42.00 
42.00 
42.52 

SECTION H. 
$29.35 


$43.25 
43.25 
43.25 

§34.54 



The city derives advantages from the direct labor system, however, 
other than the mere cheapening of the cost of construction. It is an 
exception when a contractor engaged in an underground work of this 
character fails to present a bill for extras, either during the construc- 
tion or upon the completion of the work. No city probably has suffered 
more from the exactions of contractors in this respect than has Chicago 



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in the decade prior to 1898; indeed, the unreasonable and thoroughly 
inequitable demands of the contractors formed the cause which first 
led the administration six years ago to take up the construction of city 
work under the direct labor system. Under this system there is noth- 
ing to be gained by the substitution of a poor grade of material for the 
grade demanded by the character of the work, and when the work is 
completed there is no hungry contractor knocking at the doors of the 
city treasury with demands for extras, based either upon a technicality 
or upon an intentional juggling of the specifications in order that just 
such a claim might be made. 

Desirability of Department of Construction Proved* 

The advantages of the direct labor system are so many and so 
apparent, while the corresponding disadvantages of -the contract sys- 
tem are so glaring and so expensive to the community that I look 
forward with confidence to an early date when well ordered municipal- 
ities will undertake all municipal work of every character and descrip- 
tion under the direction and supervision of a regularly established de- 
partment of construction. 

The day labor system locally may receive a temporary set-back 
because of the failure of the general assembly to pass the bill amend- 
ing the special assessment law recommended by your Honorable Body 
and urged for passage by your Committee on State Legislation. The 
unwarranted interference with this legislation by persons of influence 
with legislators but without any information on the subject stopped the 
bill when it was well on its way towards passage. Should the Supreme 
Court sustain the decisions of the lower courts in the Hanreddy case, 
the failure of the legislature to amend the special assessment law as 
suggested may subject the city to great annoyance and inconvenience 
as well as to great financial loss, all as a result of uninformed meddling 
by officious persons. 

Increased Interest in Public Affairs, 

In the past few years a new order of municipal administration has 
been established in this city. The causes leading up to the present 
improved methods have been many. The increased interest taken in 
the conduct of public affairs by the citizens at large, resulting in the 
tremendous improvement which has been brought about in the person- 
nel of your Honorable Body, has perhaps had more to do with it than 
any other single agency. For the past four years Chicago has had a 
City Council which has been not only of a far higher standard than 
that of any other City Council in the country, but which would com- 
pare favorably with any American legislative body. The active 



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co-operation of a council of this character in the management of public 
affairs has materially aided the administration in the establishment of 
the many reforms of the past six years. 

Civil Service Lauded, 

The installation of the Civil Service system and the improved 
character of the city employes obtained by its agency have also done 
their share towards elevating the standard of public service. 

The improved personnel of your Honorable Body in large measure 
is due to the unselfish, disinterested, intelligent and tireless efeorts of 
an association whose present and past members certainly deserve great 
gratitude from the citizens of Chicago. From my official experiences 
and information I appreciate perhaps more keenly than the average 
citizen the services which have resulted in the high character and 
standing of the present City Council. I would be the last person to 
fail in acknowledging the value of these services and the benefits to 
Chicago which have directly and indirectly grown out of them. It 
seems to me, however, the active service of such an organization ceases 
for the time being with the election of the members of a Council. The 
organization exists for the purpose of electing honest, intelligent and 
energetic men to this body. It does not exist, it should not exist for 
the purpose of deciding upon the character of legislation to be passed 
by the aldermen in whose election it has interested itself. 

Undue Influencing of Votes Deprecated, 

For the past two years aldermen and representatives of the press 
assigned to City Hall work have called my attention to alleged attempts 
on the part of representatives of this association to influence votes on 
various matters of legislation. The influence, it is true, has always been 
for the right; on but one ground has it been subject to criticism, namely, 
the risk and danger of establishing a precedent for similar interference at 
some future day by kindred organizations or the successors of the 
present organization, not inspired by the high motives and aims of 
those who have controlled its actions up to date. This one ground, 
however, should be sufficient to prevent recurrence. No system of 
irresponsible government should be established and tolerated which 
even at the most remote date might become a potent agency in work- 
ing the very wrongs this association has been formed to end and prevent. 

At last, locally, a condition of political thought has been reached 
where it is practically agreed by all classes of citizens that a municipal 
government is merely a vast business undertaking and that in the 
management of municipal affairs the same rules and ideas must be 



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enforced which prevail in the conduct of an ordininary private busi- 
ness venture. 

Public Property ^'Legitimate Spoils,** 

For too many years the property of the public was looked 
upon as legitimate spoils for the first individual who by good luck 
or because of a wit keener than that possessed by his fellows 
seized upon and reaped from it an individual profit at the expense of 
the citizens at large. In the old days the private use of public prop- 
erty was dealt out either as political spoils, as favor to an individual or 
for the profit of the alderman in whose ward the publicTproperty pro- 
posed to be given away was located. 

In the early days of my first administration I insisted upon the 
rigid recognition of the principle that no property should be disposed 
of without adequate compensation to the city treasury. An unwaver- 
ing and unyielding enforcement of this principle has brought about a 
a material increase in the city's revenues. While the compensation 
paid to the treasury for an individual switch track in a public street or 
alley, for a bay window or store front projecting beyond the building 
line, for a tunnel or conduit under the surface of a public highway may 
be inconsiderable in itself, in the aggregate the total of these various 
compensations has already produced a handsome revenue to the city. 
The system, if properly insisted upon and carefully looked after in|the 
future, will add a tremendous increase to the city's annual income. 

In connection with this subject is it not time to install a systematic 
method of arriving at the amount of compensation to be demanded? 
At the present time the compensation exacted depends largely upon 
the whim or severity of judgment of the committee on streets and alleys 
for the particular section in which the privilege is asked. Atone time, 
some years ago, the proposition was made to your Honorable Body, 
calling for the establishing of a committee on compensation to whose 
final judgment questions of the amount of compensation for privileges 
should be left for adjudication. 

System of Computing Compensation Suggested, 

Because of the cumbersomeness olthe work made necessary by the 
establishing of such a committee the idea was dropped. It was figured 
that, it after one of your committees had considered the advisability of 
granting the privilege and had made its report, the entire matter again 
should be submitted to a committee on compensation, too much time 
would be required for the consideration of a matter which might 
properly be handled by the individual committee to which it was first 
referred. '■ 

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criticism; there is no uniformity of judgment controlling the actions of 
the committees on streets and alleys for the three divisions of the city, 
and as a result unjustifiable discrepancy exists in the amount of com- 
pensation exacted for similar privileges. I would suggest, as an easy 
method of obtaining uniformity of action and at the same time of 
avoiding a cumbersome process and unnecessary delay, that two mem- 
bers of each of your committees on streets and alleys be assigned to serve 
jointly as a special sub-committee on compensation and .that all ques- 
tions of the amount of compensation to be paid for a given privilege be 
assigned to this committee whose action shall be final as far as the 
committees in question are concerned. By the employment of such a 
system as this is a uniform rule could soon be established for a system 
of compensations for the various grants made by the city; this scale 
would control in all parts of the city and there would be no longer a 
discrepancy in the compensation demanded in the three divisions. 

Track Elevation Facts and Figures. 

In another part of this message will be found facts and 
figures relating to the work accomplished by the Track Elevation 
department in the last year. Ordinances are being gradually passed 
under which, when the work has been finally completed, grade cross- 
ings will be practically abolished within the city limits. The work 
accomplished by this department, the many miles of tracks which have 
been elevated, the hundreds of grade crossings which have been re- 
moved, the millions of dollars expended by the railroad companies will 
stand for years as a monument to the enterprise of the great railroads 
which center here, as well as to the advanced state of public sentiment 
which made necessary the expenditure of these vast sums of money. 
It would pay the critic of the management of Chicago's affairs to com- 
pare carefully the work accomplished in track elevation in Chicago and 
the expenses incurred thereunder by the city with the track elevation 
work in other communities. 

Electric Lines Make Street Intersections Dangerous, 
The demand for track elevation originated in the frequent deaths 
at grade crossings. While public sentiment has been demanding the 
removal of these grade crossings in order that the life and limb of the 
citizens might be protected, the same public sentiment has made de- 
mand for rapid surface transportation on the various electric lines of the 
city, which makes each street intersection almost as dangerous a grade 
crossing as were the old grade crossings on the steam railroads on 
which public life has been protected by the elevation of the tracks. 
The question inevitably suggests itself whether due regard for the pro- 



May 25, 223 1903 

tection of the public should not require a diminution of the speed at 
which electric cars are operated in the congested portions of the city. 

Five years ago the fender ordinance, introduced by ex-Alderman 
W. C. Nelson, was passed by your Honorable Body and was rigidly en- 
forced by the city administration. The enforcement of this ordinance 
materially improved conditions and has resulted in the saving of many 
lives. Nevertheless, even with all the safety devices which can be ap- 
plied to the modern electric car, if these cars are to plunge through the 
streets in the congested districts at the tremendous rate of speed now 
frequently employed, the vast sums of money employed on track eleva- 
tion and the rousing of public sentiment to the fever pitch which made 
these expenditures necessary seem almost a mockery. 

Craze of the Day for Rapid Transportation, 

The craze of the day, it is true, is for rapid transportation ; is it not 
time for serious consideration whether in this race of rapid transporta- 
tion we are not rapidly reaching a condition in which public life and 
limb will be in more serious jeopardy than prior to the time when a 
single steam railroad track had been elevated in Chicago? 

For the past year a special committee of your Committee on Local 
Transportation has had under consideration the construction of a sub- 
way system. In connection with this subject, the nece,ssity either for 
positive city ownership or for the most rigid city control cannot be too 
strongly impressed upon the minds of the members of your 
Honorable Body. A subway system, while desirable in afford- 
ing a safe means for rapid transportation, as well as necessary at an 
early date to aid in relieving the congestion of the down town 
district, appeals to the property owner with equal force as a means of 
saving the pavements of the city by preventing the constant tearing up 
of the surface of the streets. It also appeals to the student of public 
affairs in that it provides a means for the future installation of public 
utilities made necessary by the demands of modern business and com- 
mercial life. 

Subways, Low Level Sewers and High Pressure 
Water System, 

Not only should the street railways be placed in the projected 
subways and not only should all the present underground work 
in our city streets be properly cared for in them, but provision must 
also be made for a high pressure water system, as well as for a system 
of low level sewers which will properly drain the business district. In 
many of our down town streets the sewers of today, which must care 
for the transient population of the down town district, increased a thou- 



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sand fold by the growth of the city's population, as well as by the erec- 
tion of the countless so-called sky scrapers, were originally constructed 
when a five story building was looked upon almost as an architectural 
wonder. The majority were constructed about 43 years ago. The east 
and west sewers are two feet in diameter at Wabash avenue, and three 
feet in diameter where they empty into the river. The north and south 
sewers are twelve inches in diameter and empty into the east and west 
sewers at intervals of one or two blocks. These sewers are from ten to 
twelve feet below the surface of the street. They should be at least 
of twice their present size and from two to four feet farther below the 
street surface than they are today. With such a sewer system installed 
it would be feasible to flush the streets in the down town district. 

Pneumatic Tube System, 

There is today a demand for a pneumatic tube system to be used 
in connection with the federal postal system. If the demand is not 
already here, it soon will be for a commercial pneumatic tube system 
by which small parcels may be distributed all over the city, resulting 
not only in relieving street congestion, but also in a more rapid delivery 
1 of parcels both in the business and in the residence districts. While 

j ! we may believe today that modern enterprise has reached its limit and 

that the present uses to which the underground portions of the city's 
streets are put will suffice for the distant future, it is not unreasonable 
to expect as great changes as have taken placed in the past generation 
to continue through the generations to come. In other words, a 
municipal subway system should and would enable future generations 
I ' to care for all the public utilities which future scientific research and 

j \\ ingenuity may originate. Whether these utilities shall be operated by 

I : the municipality itself or whether the privilege of operating them shall 

j be awarded to private companies, the establishing of a subway system 

I - which will make their installation possible, their continued use not a 

j constant and growing annoyance and expense and their operation prof- 

itable to the municipality, becomes an absolute necessity. 



Public Schools Out of Politics. 

Chicago is to be congratulated upon the fact that through the 
methods employed in the last six years its public schools have been 
taken absolutely out of politics. Improved business methods have been 
introduced into the management of the physical property of the school 
system and by the use of these busmess methods almost all of the old 
scandals have been eliminated. The passage of the law by a recent 
legislature giving the schools the power to condemn property needed 
for building sites has resulted in the elimination of the old time scan- 



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dais connected with these purchases and has also enabled the board to 
make a great saving- in the cost of the sites. The installation of a merit 
system in the promotion of teachers, as well as in the appointment as 
teachers of cadets of the Normal school, the increased power given to 
the superintendent in the management of "strictly educational affairs 
and the discouraging of outside influence in all matters of this charac- 
ter have resulted in a corresponding improvement in the management 
of the schools and will inevitably result in an ultimate raising of the 
standard of efficiency of the teachers. The public schools system hav- 
ing once been taken out of politics, it should be not only the earnest de- 
sire, but the absolute determination, of every right minded citizen to 
take all the needed precautions that political influence shall forever be 
debarred from control in the affairs of this great educational agency. 



Chicago as a Labor Storm Center, 

Great railroad and manufacturing centre as it is, the central dis- 
tributing point for the agricultural districts of the Mississippi Valley, 
the head of shipping and the chief port of the great lakes, Chicago suf- 
fers from more than its share of lockouts, strikes and the train of evils 
attendant upon industrial revolution. The right of capital to combine, 
whether it be for just or unjust ends, has not yet been finally denied bv 
the law. So long as capital by the acquiescence of the law of the land 
is given the right to combine for its own purposes, there can certainly 
be no valid question raised of the right of labor to combine for self pro- 
tection and self advancement. As capital has the undisputed right to 
close down its industries when they are being operated at a loss, thus 
depriving labor of its opportunity to earn a living, labor can not justly 
be criticised for exercising its right to lay down its tools and quit work 
if it is not being paid a wage which nets a fair profit to the family. 
Nor is labor open to valid criticism if its representatives seek by argu- 
ment, appeal to reason, or other legitimate efforts of persuasion to pre- 
vent fellow wage earners from taking the places it has vacated. This 
is its right, .its sole legal weapon ready to its grasp with which to com- 
bat indifference, unfairness, injustice, inhumanity, callousness — what- 
ever mental and moral quality it may be, whicH impels employers to 
monopolize the profits, to appropriate to their exclusive benefit all the 
richness of the harvest of good times, to leave labor the same wage, 
whether the years be lean or fat. 

Under Ban of Humenity, 

Capital lies under the ban of humanity when it refuses to make 
labor a partner in the days of fullness and rich harvesting, yet increases 
the weight of the yoke bearing upon its shoulder when profits are 



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scant and returns are meagre. '* Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that 
treadeth out the corn " is a mandate which appeals forcefully to all; 
with how much greater emphasis should it appeal to the higher nature 
of mankind when it applies to the laborer, the mechanic, the artisan, 
who by the sweat of his brow earns livelihood for self and family, who 
in the seven years of plenty must lay up in the family storehouse the 
means for tiding over the seven years of famine which of necessity and 
with certainty will follow. Whatever the justice or injustice of it may 
be, there is no gainsaying that labor too frequently becomes a partici- 
pant, a co-reaper of a bountiful harvest only when by exercising its 
right of laying down its tools and striking it forces recognition. 

Strike is Industrial War, 

A strike is industrial war. War hardens the conscience, crushes 
the finer sensibilities, benumbs the better emotions, induces a tempo- 
rary anaesthesia of the higher qualities of human nature. In an indus- 
trial war, as in real war, men do things, men are swayed by impulses 
and motives which they would repudiate and disown in normal circum- 
stances. When a strike is on, the radical element comes to the front. 
As the struggle lengthens the number of radicals in both camps 
increases. With this increase the struggle grows more and more 
embittered, the combatants less and less open to reason. 

It is the radicals in the opposing camps who inaugurate and insti- 
tute unlawful methods. There are those on the side of capital, few 
indeed though fortunately they may be, who at the very outset clamor 
for the office^r with his club, the militiaman with his rifle, the regular 
with his machine-like obedience to orders, be the orders what they 
may; the radical capitalist asks nothing, is satisfied with nothing but 
broken heads and flowing blood. In the hosts of labor are those, few 
in number thank God, who believe in tlie law of force, can see nothmg 
beyond it, recognize no other agency worth invoking. Peaceful picket- 
ing, resort to argument and persuasion are too mild mannered, too 
milk and watery for their disposition; they are devotees of the law of 
violence and to their way of thinking the duty of the police is to turn 
its back at critical moments and remain blind to the application of the 
arguments of the fist and the bludgeon. 

Radicals on Both Sides Responsible, 
Even though the vast majority of the employers are men of 
humane instincts, open to reason and conviction, even though the vast 
majority of the wage earners deprecate violence, abhor violation of the 
law, ask only fairness, justice and the exerise of the privileges given 
them by the law, a great strike must almost of necessity be an ugly 
thing. The work of a handful of radicals is aided and abetted by the 



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army of hoodlums, the vicious, the rough, the semi-criminals and the 
confirmed violaters of the law found in every great city; a word leads 
to a blow, a blow to a pistol shottf)r knife cut, and these lead to general 
disorder and riot; society is upheaved by violence and viciousness, 
until the force of an aroused and outraged public sentiment, backed up 
by the sober common sense of the reasonable employer and the level- 
headed labor man, bring peace and quiet. 

This is a fair statement of the beginning, the progress, the end of 
every great strike. The same common sense, equity and spirit of con- 
ciliation, applied after rioting and disorders have disgraced a commu- 
nity and deteriorated public manners and morals, if applied at the 
very .beginning would prevent violations of the law and save a lower- 
ing of the moral tone of a community which must necessarily follow 
in the wake of such conditions. 



Police Commended for Forbearance, 

By the very nature of things the police in times of labor difficul- 
ties are between two fires. On the one side is heard the voice of the 
radical whom nothing will satisfy but a succession of police charges 
with swinging of clubs and breaking of heads; on the other side the 
equally intemperate radical clamors, if not for open aid, at least for 
acquiescence on the part of the police in his peculiar tactics. They 
forget that the duty of the police is the preservation of the peace, the 
enforcement of the law. It is not for him to decide, or even to specu- 
late on, which side is right, which side wrong. Capital is not justified 
in asking the servant of the people, employed and paid for by the wage 
earners as well as by the employers, to win its battles for it. Labor is 
not justified in expecting from the sworn officer of the law anything 
beyond absolute and exact neutrality. If capital would pay heed to 
the law of humanity, if labor would curb the impetuosity of its radical 
adherents, or, failing in curbing it, relegate them to the rear ranks, 
and finally, if the public would stifle its curiosity and leave the scene 
of action to the participants, the way of the policeman would be plain 
and easy to follow. 

Hoodlums, Cariosity-'Seekers and Idlers Cause, 

His difficulties are great enough from the very nature of a strike. 
When the idler and the curiosity seeker crowd in upon those actively 
engaged in an industrial dispute, they merely serve as a cloak and pro- 
tection for the vicious elements to whom a strike is a vast entertain- 
ment produced for their exclusive benefit, as well as a means for illicit 
plunder and profit. For the lawbreaker a strike is merely a means for 
wreaking his vengeance on the law which holds him in check, which he 



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therefore hates as well as fears. In such circumstances the policeman's 
task becomes one of the utmost difficulty, his ingenuity is taxed at times 
to the limit, his patience becomes exhausted; then the press gives lurid 
descriptions of the brutality of the blue coated guardians of the peace. 

The policeman, let it be remembered, has orders to do his 
duty. He wants to do his duty. Let the public aid him in the 
work he is employed to perform. The public can render efficient 
aid by remaining away from the scene of trouble. If it re- 
fuses him this aid and if to reach a miscreant who has thrown 
a stone the officer must force his way through a crowd the by- 
standers should remember the officer has no time to offer excuse or to 
wait for the crowd to part. His duty is to make an arrest even though 
in so doing he is forced to handle the curious roughly. 

Strikes Managed Well by Chicago, 

Chicago is to be congratulated upon the orderly manner in which 
recent strikes have been managed, upon the spirit of conciliation which 
in recent disputes has prompted employers and employed to submit 
their cases to unbiased arbitration. Arbitration in the last analysis 
offers the sole justifiable method and means of settling labor disputes. 
Employers and employed, whichever it may be to show a willingness 
to leave all disputed questions to fair arbitration, will inevitably receive 
public commendation and enjoy public favor. 

Vice of a Great Community, 

The vice of a great community presents probably the most trouble- 
some problem with which an administration has to deal. It is an easy 
question to handle in the home study of the clergyman, or in the sanc- 
tum of the newspaper editor. To the police authorities it is a stubborn 
condition, an actuality which can neither be dodged nor ignored. 

The chief vices of a community are gambling and the social evil; 
these we have always with us. Gambling in some form or other appeals 
to the average man. Chance has an attractiveness which secures new 
victims with each new day. Speculation, whether on the stock ex- 
change, on the board of trade, at the private card table, or in some law- 
prohibited form, has charms against which we may preach sermons, 
write editorials, reason and protest; against which we may enact laws 
and seek to enforce them. As far as stamping out gambling is con- 
cerned, with no human agency can we make the laws effective. Laws 
against the various forms of gambling are on the statute books and 
enforcement of them is given by the police authorities with all the 
power at their command. As a result there is not an open pool room 
in Chicago today; there is not an open gambling house within the city 
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May 25, . 229 1903 

the city, open gambling, whether at faro, roulette, hazard, craps or 
stud poker, has not only been prohibited, but the prohibition has been 
enforced. 

Gambling Question Considered, 

Handbooks are made about the city in spite of the closest surveil- 
lance of the police department; an occasional game of craps or stud 
poker bobs up sporadically in saloons. No preparation is required for 
the starting of a game and the evidence that a game has been in pro- 
gress is easily removed. This form of gambling is held under such 
restraint, however, by the revocation of a saloon license whenever good 
evidence of the operation of a game can be obtained, that public gam- 
bHng may be asserted with confidence to be a thing of the past in 
Chicago. 

The social evil is a form of vice which taxes the utmost ability of 
an administration to hold in restraint and yet not scatter to the four 
quarters of heaven, where it will work ineradicable harm. Personally 
I hold to the belief the proper method of handling the social evil is to 
assign certain districts in which its existence will be tolerated, and 
adopt ruthless methods against fallen women found outside its limits. 
Then the homes could be protected, vice could be kept from the prox- 
imity of the young and the virtuous, decent neighboorhoods would not 
be subjected to the pollution and contagion caused by the proximity of 
female outcasts. 

Ostrich Idea Ridiculous, 

There are those, however, who raise their hands in horror at the 
bare suggestion of what they term official recognition of vice. To 
withhold the recognition seems to them in some measure to blot out the 
very existence of it. In much the same manner the ostrich by hiding 
its head in the sand thinks to blind the intruder to its presence. From 
the first days of recorded history the social evil has existed. Whatever 
our horror of it may be, whatever our abhorrence for the degraded 
passions which make its existence possible, it exists, it has always 
existed and, the greater is the pity, it always will exist. It cannot be 
stamped out by statutory enactment, it can not be crushed out by 
the enforcement of all possible laws. As far as government is con- 
cerned it may only be tolerated in the least harmful and least offensive 
form. 

Consideration for Homes and Families, 

A well ordered community protects the homes and families from 
all contagion. If the social evil were confined to districts set aside for 
its use, the young and innocent would be subjected to fewer tempta- 



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tions, none would be brought face to face with this form of vice except 
those seeking it. Two years ago public clamor caused the closing of 
certain saloons in the down-town district frequented by fallen women. 
At the time I felt the movement to be a mistake; I feared the closmg 
would not mean the eradication of vice, but merely the scattering of it 
from a district, where it only came to the notice of those who were 
looking for it, to districts where its presence would be an offense and a 
menace. The result has been what I expected. Since then the police 
have been called upon again and again to suppress so-called levee dis- 
tricts, notably in West Madison street, in Milwaukee avenue, m 
Wabash avenue, while there have been sporadic outbreaks in all parts 
of the city. 

Closing of the Wine Rooms. 
Two years ago, at my suggestion, the wine room ordinance 
was passed by your Honorable Body. The police have enforced it vigor- 
ously. Within the past two years the police, acting under my direc- 
tions and orders, have cleaned South Clark street, closing up the vicious 
saloons with which it was infested and giving the residents of Engle- 
wood and the neighboring sections relief from the conditions of which 
so much just complaint was made. Dearborn street, from the Polk 
street depot north, has been freed from its former denizens. Vicious 
saloons have been driven from South State street, from Van Buren 
street to Harrison street, and the cleaning process in this street must 
soon be carried farther south, in order that State street from Polk 
street north may be made presentable to strangers and suburban resi- 
dents using the Polk street depot. 

Spread of Levee District. 
The spread of the levee district into decent neighborhoods must 
not and will not be permitted. It may not be possible to stamp out 
vice nor to reform mankind. The fallen woman and her vicious asso- 
ciates, however, must be kept from the main thoroughfares and from 
the re'sidence districts. The attempt to establish a levee district m 
Wabash avenue north of 2 2d street has already been foiled. The occa- 
sion is fitting to serve notice once for all that while vice can not be 
absolutely suppressed, it shall be held in restraint; the vicious must 
treat the public to the respect of a decent distance; the home districts 
must not be invaded; the thoroughfares of travel must be kept clean at 
all hazards. 

Compel Railroads to Repair Viaducts. 
Until six years ago repairs on the viaducts spanning the railroad 
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In the early days of my first administration the legal department 
formulated an opinion that as it was the duty of the railroad compa- 
nies to maintain street crossings in good condition, and that as a via- 
duct was merely an elevated street crossing the duty of maintaining 
viaducts and keeping them in proper repair rightly devolved upon the 
interested railroad companies. Acting upon this opinion immediate 
steps were taken to compel the various railroad companies entering the 
city to place all viaducts crossing their tracks in good condition and 
forever maintain them in such condition. As a result the viaducts, the 
condition of which had been permitted to run down imtil many were 
impassable and all were rapidly falling into decay, have been repaired 
and put in good condition by the railroad companies, or where too far 
gone have been rebuilt by these companies; agreements have been 
reached with practically all of the railroad companies by which the 
obligation on their part to keep the viaducts in repair and maintain 
them in good condition is recognized and admitted' 

The principal work done on the various viaducts from 1897 to 1902 
both inclusive, follows: ' ' 

In 1897 the following work was done: 

The North Ashland avenue viaduct was entirely refioored and 
repaved at the expense of the various railroad companies passing 
beneath it at a cost of $1,605.54. 

Blue Island avenue viaduct was also refioored and repaved at a cost 
of $2,758.94, as was also Halsted and 16th street viaduct at a cost of 
$1,328.93. As in the previous case the cost was paid by the railroad 
companies passing under the structures. 

In addition the following viaducts were painted at the expense of 
the railroad companies interested: Ogden avenue viaduct, Clark street 
viaduct, and Dearborn street viaduct. 

In 1898 the i2th street viaduct east of the river, East i8th street 
viaduct, part of the Sangamon street viaduct, and a portion of the 
Halsted street and Chicago avenue viaduct were repaved and painted 
by the railroad companies interested. 

In 1899 the following work was done: 

On the Wells street viaduct work was commenced April 6th and 
completed September 30th. The cost of this work was borne by the 
Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co. and the C. & N. W. R. R. Co. 

Centre avenue viaduct was entirely replanked, repaved and painted 
by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, the Chicago, Burlington 
and Qumcy Railway, and the Chicago Terminal Transfer Railway 
companies. Cost of painting, $1,625.00; cost of repairs, $6,375.00- 
total, $8,000.00. ' 

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and painted by the C. C. C. & St. L. R'y, the C. & N.-W. R'y and the 
C. M. & St. P. R'y companies, at a cost for painting of $2,360; cost of 
other repairs, $8,215; total cost, $io,575- 

Harrison street viaduct was painted and repaired by the P. tt. W. 
& C. R. R. and the C. B. & Q. R. R. companies. Cost of painting, 
$675; cost of repairs, $25; total cost, $700. 

Desplaines street viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. & 
N.-W. R'y and the P. C. C. & St. L. R'y companies. Cost of painting, 
$25; cost of repairs, $500; total cost, $525. 

North Halsted street viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. & 
N.-W. R'y Co. and the P.,C. C. & St. L. R'y Co. Cost of painting, 
$515; repairs, $1,840; total cost, $4,665. ^, ^ p 

Sangamon street viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. & 
N.-W. R'y and the P. C. C. & St. L. R'y companies. Cost of painting, 
$515; cost of repairs, $85; total cost, $600. , ^ ^ ^ o 

Ashland avenue viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. & 
N.-W. R'y and the P. C. C. & St. L. R'y companies. Cost of painting, 
$1,100; cost of repairs, $325; total cost, $1,455- ^ ^o 

Western avenue viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. & 
N.-W. R'y and the P. C. C. &. St. L. R'y companies Cost of paint- 
ing $535; cost of repairs, $815; total cost, $i,35o- . 

Indiana street viaduct was painted by the C. & N.-W. R'y Co. at 

a cost of $200. „. -r., ^ 

Erie street viaduct was painted by the C. & N.-W. R y Co. at a 

Chicago avenue viaduct was painted by the C. & N. W. R'y Co. at 

a cost of $600. . 

Blue Island avenue and Throop street viaduct was painted and 
repaired'by the C. & N. W. R'y Co. Cost of painting, $295; cost of 

repairs, $80; total cost, $375- ^ o .t .xr o. r- r f 

Clark street viaduct was painted by the C. & N. W. R y Co. Cost 

of painting, $350; cost of repairs, $50; total cost, $400. 

Dearborn street viaduct was painted by the C. <& N. W. R y Co. at 

a cost of $1,050. , .- p AT W T^'rrTr. 

North State street viaduct was painted by the C. & N. W. R y Co. 
Cost of painting, $565 ; cost of repairs, $115 ; total cost, $680. 

Polk street viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. B. & Q. R'y 
and the P. Ft. W. & C. R'y companies. Cost of painting, $750; cost 

of repairs, $25; total cost, $7 75- • ^ u .1. r "R R^ O 

Taylor street viaduct was painted and repaired by the C. B. c^ y. 
R'y Co. and the R Ft. W. & C. R'y Co. Cost of painting, $200; cost 
of repairs, $20; total cost, $220. • ^ u .u r- -r >? n 

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R'y Co. and the P. Ft. W. & C. R'y Co. Cost of painting, $550; cost 
of repairs, $50; total cost, $600. 

Eighteenth street viaduct was painted and repaired by the P. Ft. 
W. & C. R'y Co. Cost of painting, $300; cost of repairs, $75; total 
cost, $375. 

Thirty-fifth street viaduct was repaired by the P. Ft. W. & C. R'v 
Co. at a cost of $80. 

Van Buren street viaduct was repaired by the P. Ft. W. & C. R'y 
Co. at a cost of $50. 

Jackson street viaduct was repaired by the P. Ft. W. & C. R'y Co. 
to the amount of fiS- The repairs made by the division of bridge re- 
pairs at a cost of $4,500 were paid by the Pennsylvania lines. Total 
cost, $4,515.00 

Adams street viaduct was repaired by the P. Ft W. & C. R'y Co. 
at a cost of $75. 

Madison street viaduct was repaired by the P. Ft. W. & C. R'y Co. 
at a cost of $90. 

Randolph street viaduct was painted and repaired by the P. Ft. W. 
& C. R'y Co. Cost of painting, $75; cost of repairs, $25; total cost, 
\^i 00. 

Lake street viaduct was repaired' by the P. Ft. W. & C. R'y Co. at 
a cost of $30. 

Washington street viaduct was painted and repaired by the P. Ft. 
W. & C. R'y Co. Cost of painting, $275; cost of repairs, $25; total 
cost, $300. 

The following work was done in 1900; 

The C. B & Q. and the C. & N. W. R. R. companies commenced 
the erection of the new viaduct at Canal and Sixteenth streets on July 
30th and the larger portion of the work was completed during the year. 
The cost of $49,7r4. 16 was borne by the railroad companies. 

Twelfth street viaduct over the P Ft. W. & C. R. R. was com- 
pletely repaved and the sidewalks entirely removed. The cost was 
borne by the railroad companies. 

South Halsted street viaduct over the tracks of the Union Stock 
Yards & Transit Co. received new sidewalks and chord cover, the cost 
being charged to the railroad companies. 

On Ogden avenue viaduct the sidewalks and chord cover over the 
tracks of the C. &. N. W. r! R. Co. were renewed at the expense of 
the railroad company. 

The following viaducts were repaired by the respective railroad 
companies whose tracks pass under same, as shown below: 

Lake street viaduct over P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. was painted. 

Madison street viaduct over P. C. C. & St. L. was repaved and 
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Adams street viaduct over P. Ft. W. & C. R. R. was repaired and 

painted. 

Van Buren street viaduct over P. Ft. W. & C. R. R. was repaired 

and painted. 

Harrison street viaduct over P. Ft. W. & C. ; C. B. &. Q. and C. 
& A. R. Rs. was repaired. 

Twelfth street viaduct over C. B. & Q. R. R. was repaved, new 
sidewalks placed on same and the floor system painted. 

South Halsted street viaduct over C. B. & Q. and C. & N. W. R. 
Rs. was replanked. 

South Halsted street viaduct over Union Stock Yards & Terminal 
Co. R. R. was painted. 

Throop street viaduct over C. B. & Q. R. R. was replanked. 

Ogden avenue viaduct over P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. and Chicago 
Terminal Transfer R. R. received new sidewalks and chord covers. 

Indiana street viaduct over C. &. N. W. R. R. was replanked. 

Erie street viaduct over C. & N. W. R. R. was replanked. 

Chicago avenue viaduct over C. & N. W. R. R. was replanked. 

Desplaines street viaduct over C. M. & St. P. R. R. and P. C. C. 
& St. L. R. R. was repaved and painted. 

Work done during 1901: 

The new Randolph street viaduct was completed and opened to 
trafflc July 30th. Tne entire cost of this work was borne by the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad Company. 

The following work was done by the city repair force and the cost 
charged to the different railroad companies : 

Ogden avenue viaduct. The part of the viaduct spanning the 
tracks^of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway had its sidewalks and 
chord covers renewed. 

Northwestern avenue railway viaduct. Both roadways over the 
tracks of the C, M. & St. R and the C. & N. W. Ry. Companies were 
entirely renewed. Some of the iron joists in the floor system were re- 
placed by wooden ones. 

On the Chicago avenue and Halsted street viaducts (over the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway tracks) new sidewalks were laid by 
the city force and new iron hand rail built by contract. 

On the Grand avenue viaduct (over the tracks of the C. & N. W. 
Ry. ) new sidewalks were laid. 

On Milwaukee avenue viaduct (over the tracks of the C. & N. W. 
Ry. ) a portion of the iron railing was renewed. 

' On the Desplaines street viaduct (over the C. & N. W. Ry. tracks) 
the sub-planking and paving of the roadways were renewed and part of 
the iron handrail repaired. 



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The principal work done on the various viaducts inside of the city 
limits during the year of 1902 was as follows: 

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific and Lake Shore and Michi- 
gan Southern Railway Companies built a viaduct connecting the south 
approach to Taylor street viaduct with the Fifth avenue approach to 
Twelfth street viaduct. This is a substantial steel structure with road- 
way paved with brick on concrete foundation, resting on buckled steel 
plates, and a cement sidewalk. 

West Taylor street viaduct from the river to the east end of the 
truss span has received extensive repairs, the entire decking, paving 
and wheel-guards being renewed and about 80 per cent, of the side- 
walks. In addition all the iron work received one coat of black carbon 
paint. This work was done by the city repair force at a cost of $17,- 
117.39, of which $5,090.05 was charged to the C. U. T. Co. and the 
balance divided equally between the C. B. & Q., C. T. T. and the 
PenUvSylvania Railroad Companies. 

On the truss span the C. B. & Q. and the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Companies renewed the decking and wheel-guards. 

On the Ogden avenue viaduct the city force put in new sub- 
planking, wheel- guard and paving and about 50 per cent, of the chord 
cover over the right of way of the C. & N. W. R. R. Co. The total 
cost of this work was $2,488.33, of which $1,748.26 was charged to the 
C. & N. W. R. R. Co. and $740.07 to the C. U. T. Co. The decking, 
paving and wheel-guard were also renewed on this viaduct over the 
tracks of the Chicago Terminal Transfer, Pennsylvania and the Chicago 
Junction Railroad Companies, this work being done by the respective 
railroad companies. 

On the Blue Island avenue viaduct the city renewed the decking, 
paving, wheel-guard and sidewalks over the tracks of the C. & N. W. 
R. R. Co., the cost of this work being $1,036.34, which was charged to 
the railroad company. Similar repairs were also made by the C. T. T. 
and the C. B. & Q. R. R. Cos. over their tracks, and in addition the C. 
B. & Q. Co. put in some timber bents to support the structure. 

On the Twelfth street viaduct new concrete curb wall was built in 
Clark street south of Twelfth street, with cement sidewalk and iron 
railing on the east side and wooden railing and sidewalk on the west 
side, and the approach was paved with granite. Some repairs were 
also made on the approach north of Twelfth street. The decking on 
the plate girder span next to the bridge was renewed and paved with 
cedai blocks, and the pavement on the remaining part of the viaduct 
east to Clark street was patched up. The decking and paving on^the 
Fifth avenue approach to Twelfth street viaduct were also renewed, 
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of this work was done by the C. R. I. & P. and the L. S. & M. S. R. 
R. Cos. 

On the Jackson street viaduct the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
renewed the decking, paving and chord cover. 

On the Van Buren street viaduct new sub-planking, paving and 
wheel guard were put in by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 

On the Polk street viaduct the Pennsylvania and C B. & Q. R. R. 
Cos. repaired the part of this viaduct which spans their tracks. 

The Howe truss span on North Ashland avenue over Kinzie 
street was reinforced by strengthening the lower chords of the trusses 
and the erection of three timber bents. This work was done by the 
city between December 4th and December 15th. Cost $276.20. The 
C. & N. W. Ry. Co., C. M. & St. P. and P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. are 
liable for this expense. 

The roadway in the alley leading up to the east side of the 
north approach to Sangamon street viaduct, about 117 feet north 
of Kinzie street, was rebuilt. The work was done by the city as per 
ordinance passed November loth, 1902, betveen December 4th and 
December 15th at a cost of $306.51. The C. & N. W., C. M. & St. P. 
and P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. are liable for this expense. 

The amount paid by the various railroad companies for repairs 
made by the City of Chicago to the different viaducts from 1897 to 
1902, both inclusive, as far as can be ascertained from the records 
available in this office are as follows : 

1897 $ 5,693 41 

1898 '. 2,628 85 

1S99.\\]'.\\]\]\\\'.'.'.'.'.'. ••■••• 8,258 11 

1900 16,823 59 

1901 11.102 81 

1902 .._2U2^ 

Total $65,631 54 

In addition to the above the railroad companies had repairs made 

to city viaducts to the amount of $38,565-00 itemized in this report 

under work done in 1899. 

The cost of the new viaduct at Canal and i6th streets built in 1900 

was $49,714.61. 

Making a total amount expended by the railroad companies as 

follows : 

Repairs done by city force , S 65,631 54 

Repairs done by railroad companies direct 38,565 00 

New work 49,714 16 

$153,910 70 
The cost of the new viaducts built and paid for by the railroad 
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Taylor street viaduct and the Fifth avenue approach to Twelfth street 
viaduct cannot be ascertained. 

Corporation Counsel's Office. 

During- the year 1902 the work of the Corporation Counsel's office 
was notably successful. A large volume of business was transacted, 
excelled possibly by no law office or legal department of any corpora- 
tion or business enterprise in the City of Chicago. Time and space 
will not allow the proper presentation of the vast amount of important 
matters which have been handled by this department of the city 
government. 

The Law Department succeeded, by its forceful presentation on 
behalf of the city, in securing from the courts of this State and the 
United States decisions affecting the relations between quasi-public 
corporations operating in the city under franchises and the people of 
Chicago. 

Probably the most important victory of the year was the decision 
of the Supreme Court of Illinois in the well-known " transfer cases," 
by which the Chicago Union Traction Company is now required to 
comply with the ordinance of the city and give transfers over its con- 
necting and intercepting Hues, including the North Chicago, West 
Chicago and Consolidated Traction Companies' lines, and a continuous, 
ride over any and all of them for one fare of five cents. 

The ordinance requiring street railway companies to clean their 
rights of way was sustained by the Supreme Court, the court holding 
that the city had the power to enforce such an ordinance. 

The United States Circuit Court, in the case of People's Gas Light 
and Coke Company vs. City of Chicago, sustained the validity of the 
ordinance limiting the price of gas to seventy- five cents, from which 
decision the company has appealed. 

In controversies over the street and river encroachments the city 
has won notable victories in the State and United States Supreme 
Courts and the department has secured decisions so favorable that an 
end has been put to such encroachments under color of legal right. 

The Circuit Court of Sangamon county defeated the city in the 
mandamus proceedings brought to compel the State Board of Equaliza- 
tion properly to assess railroad property in the City of Chicago. By 
the present method many millions of dollars worth of property is im- 
properly assessed (if assessed at all), as railroad right of way, and 
thus a large revenue is lost to the city. These properties ought to be 
made to bear their share of the burden of taxation in Chicago. The city 
has appealed to the Supreme Court and its briefs have been filed pre- 
senting the contentions of the city. In the event of a successful 



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termination of this litigation the taxing- bodies of this city and county 
will receive a vast amount which has hertofore been lost. 

Litigation of great importance to Chicago is pending at the present 
time, and if the department continues in its assiduous attention to its 
duties and maintains the same anxiety to protect and enforce the 
interests of the people, the result will be a still more marked advance 
in the application of newer principles of law to municipal governments 
and their relations with public service corporations, and greater benefit 
to the general public. 

The Comptroller's Office. 

The annual statement of the financial condition of the City of 
Chicago for the year ended December 31, 1902, shows: 

The total Assets of the City $93,884,209.99 

The total Liabilities • 20,259 365.56 

Assets in excess of Liabilities $73,624,844.43 

During the year 1902 the debt of the city has been reduced as 
follows: 

Unpaid Bills of 1901 $ 991,863.40 

Water Certificates 799,000.00 

Water Bonds 347,000.00 

Total $2,137,863.40 

In addition to which every claim for current and fixed charges to 
the Comptroller's office, with proper certification, has been promptly 
paid, and there remains of the revenue for the year 1902 unexpended 
$68,124.50. 

The revenue for corporate purposes for 1902: 

Taxes $ 5,770,876.97 

Miscellaneous 5.284,514.81 

Total $11,055,391.78 

The expenses for 1902: 

Operating $9,129,735.68 

Maintenance 387,889.39 

Construction 649,797.09 

Fixed Charges 819,845.12 $10,987,267.28 

Balance S 68.124.50 

The assessed valuation was increased $27,914,691.00, which at the 
tax rate for 1901 should have produced an increase in taxes of $362,- 
679.88; but while the rate of nearly every other taxing body in Cook 
County was increased, the rate of the city, under the operation of the 
Juul Law, was decreased so as to reduce the amount actually gained to 
only $89,700.00. 

In preparing and adopting the annual appropriation bill for the 



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year 1902, notwithstanding a universal sentiment in favor of certain 
improvements, as well as of increasing- the salaries of the police and 
firemen, the Finance Committee of the City Council was unable to 
secure revenue sufficient to justify an appropriation for the improve- 
ments demanded, or for the maintenance of the Police Department or 
Fire Department as then organized. The policemen and firemen were 
required to take "leaves of absence" without pay; this was tantamount 
to a reduction of annual compensation and resulted in demoralizing 
both Police and Fire Departments. During the year it became appar- 
ent there would be an increase of revenue from miscellaneous sources, 
and emergency appropriations were made to pay the police and firemen 
for their services during the entire year. 

Over two months ago, after having struggled with an inherited 
situation in connection with special assessments which it is utterly 
impossible to describe, or for any one who has not been brought into 
personal contact with the accounts to understand, Haskins & Sells, 
Certified Public Accountants, were employed to make a complete 
examination and to re-write and adjust the special assessmeot accounts. 

This work has progressed steadily ever since, and the city is now 
in a position, for the first time in a generation, to know the amount 
which was collected and expended on account of each improvement 
made under a special assessment during the past thirty years. 

The default which has occurred in the payment of special assess- 
ment bonds is almost entirely due to legal proceedings instituted by 
property owners to delay the payments of their assessments. A plan 
to remedy these defaults has been formulated, and made effective, 
whereby the bonds may be redeemed by the transfer from the special 
assessment fund of such accounts as are available, while the balance is 
paid by the city out of a fund especially appropriated for that purpose. 

Department of Public Works, 

WATER SUPPLY. 

The new system now consists of eight large pumping stations and 
two small ones, five intake cribs and about 38 miles of tunnels. The 
number of pumping engines available is 2>^, having a total capacity of 
about 530 milhon gallons per day of 24 hours. The total amount of 
water pumped during the current year was 130,892,283,020 gallons, an 
mcrease of 5,594, 167,824 gallons over the pumpage of 1901. The total 
amount of fuel consumed was 92,259 tons, as against 92,758 tons in 
190 1, or a saving of 499 tons. 

A new boiler plant at Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, involving 
a cost of $125,000, which has been under construction for several years, 
was completed early in the season, with the result of saving $15,000 for 



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the year on the cost of fuel, with a corresponding decrease in the cost 
of labor for operation. 

Water Pipe Extension, 

i6o 799 lineal feet of water pipe, varying in size from 6 inches to . 
1 6 inches in diameter, were laid; 384 hydrants and 312 valves were 
placed. At the close of 1902 there are in all a total of 1,918 miles of 
water mains, 19,645 hydrants and 15,437 valves. 

Bridges ^nd Viaducts* 

The new bascule bridge over the North Branch at Clybourn 
place was completed and opened to traffic on May 25th. The new 
bascule bridges which have been in course of construction at East 
Division street and at Ninety- fifth street and the Calumet River are* 
completed and in use. The old bridge at West Division street was 
moved to Blackhawk street. Contracts have been let for the construc- 
tion of new bridges at West Division street and North Western avenue. 
The result of the construction of bridges on the city's plans, has 
not only secured bridges excellent in all respects but has also had the 
effect of spurring the concern who formerly had a monopoly on bascule 
bridges to adopt several improvements suggested by the city design, 
and in general has resulted in giving the city better and stronger 
bridges, irrespective of the design on which they are constructed. 

Harbors, 
Sixty-seven permits for dock work along the Chicago and Calumet 
Rivers were issued involving the construction of 4,809 teet of new 
docks, the rebuilding of 7,600 feet and the repairing of 1,53° feet. 
Twenty-seven permits were issued for dredging in the river, covering 
approximately 119,000 cubic yards. The Sanitary District continued 
dredo-ing the river, removing abouf 370,000 yards. The Umted States 
Government removed from the outer harbor and Calumet River 2,040,- 

710 yards. 

Bureau of Water, 

The work performed during the year 1902 has been productive of 
very satisfactory resnlts. 

Inspection Division, 
House to house inspections in six of the thickly populated wards 
have resulted in an addition of $9^^00.00 to the annual assessment. 
Assessor's Division, 
In the Assessor's Division contracts were made for laying pipes in 
seventy-six streets, as compared with fifty-nine for the previous year, 



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and estimates were made for laying- services in one hundred and four 
streets, as compared with one hundred and seventy for the previous 
year. Nine thousand five hundred and fifteen taps were inserted dur- 
ing the year. 

Meter Division, 
Two thousand seven hundred and sixty meters were repaired, 
being about thirty per cent of the total number in service. Collections 
in this division exceeded the collection of the previous year $133,400.20. 

Shut- Off Division. 

Work in the Shut-off Division shows steady improvement, the 
number of delinquents decreasing with each succeeding year. 

Collection Division, 

The work of transferring and classifying the accounts of the Bureau 
in keeping with the redistribution of the city by wards, was accom- 
plished during the year. In several districts the discount period was 
extended, and as a consequence the collections for the year are not 
quite as heavy as for the previous year. 

Garbage, 

During the year there weie removed 1,349,474 cubic yards of gar- 
bage, or 272,935 loads, at a total cost of $546,550.69; 1,417 garbage 
complaints were received during the year, as compared with 2,086 dur- 
ing 1901. 

Street and Alley Cleaning, 

During the year there were cleaned 18,155 miles of streets and 
alleys, necessitating the removal of 161,400 loads of street dirt; 1,873,- 
365 lineal feet of weeds were cut; 229,113 inlets to catch basins were 
opened and cleaned. There were also removed 21,268 loads of snow. 
The total cost of cleaning streets and alleys, cutting weeds and opening 
inlets was $270,225.15. Cost of removal of snow, $20,637.65. 

The following dead animals were removed by the city contractor 
daring the year at no expense to the city: 3,850 horses, 87 cows, 1 1, 170 
dogs, 2,190 cats, 102 goats, 87 colts, 76 calves and 27 sheep. 

Repairing Improved Streets and Alleys, 

During the year the following work was done in the repair of 
streets and alleys: 

Twenty-nine thousand four hundred and ninety-five square yards 
of new cedar blocks were laid, 31,528 square yards of old cedar blocks 
were relaid, 8,652 square yards of granite blocks were relaid, 2,700 
square yards of asphalt laid, 2,212 square yards of macadam laid, 
^> 243.3 square 5^ards brick laid. 

In connection with which the following material was used : i , 389. 3 



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cubic yards of gravel, 2,628 cubic yards of crushed stone, 43,643 cubic 
yards of cinders and spawls, 171^ barrels of tar, 46, 477 lineal feet of 
new lumber, 10,202 lineal feet of old lumber, at a total expense of 
$57,243-16. 

Repairing Unimproved Streets and Alleys, 
The reports show that 978,386 lineal feet of ditches were opened 
and cleaned, 1,328, 196 lineal feet of streets were graded by hand and ma- 
chine, 424 new aprons constructed or repaired, 3,038 new crossings and 
1,180 new culverts built ; 52 box draias were laid. 

In connection with this work the following material was used: 
288,658 lineal feet of new lumber, 121,453 lineal feet of old lumber, 
loii^ kegs of nails, 53,059 cubic yards of cinders and slag, at a total 
cost of $41,038.72. 

Sidewalk Repairs, 
During the year the following work was done: 1,542 new and 
repaired intersections, 24,571 general repairs on which was used the 
following material: 662,969 lineal feet of new lumber, 1,379,058 lineal 
feet of old lumber, 745 kegs of nails, 708 loads of cinders, at a total 
cost of $37,694.83. 

Bureau of Streets, 

CLEANING AND REPAIRING. 

Mileage of sewers cleaned _ 

Catch basins cleaned ' 

House drains put in • in' 907 

Sewage pumped, in million gallons o'iti 

Grades established ^'^ 

Complaints attended to "^ 

Intercepting Sewers, 

On Section C, the main conduit in 39th street, and Section L, 
extension of same, the construction work is completed, as the shields 
met near Vincennes avenue on the nth of December, 1902. The 
length of this work constructed in 1 902 was 4,944 feet. This completes 
the whole of the 39th street conduit, having a length of 12,123 feet of 

20-foot conduit. 

The breakwater surrounding the intake and pumping station at 
39th street, produced, east of the Illinois Central breakwater, is com- 
pleted, and the construction of the foundations and water channels of 
the pumping station is well under way. The engine and pumps are m 
process of construction. 

The intercepting sewer which discharges to this pumping station 
from the south is completed from 39th street to 60th street, and work 



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is being continued from 6oth street south to 73d street by two gangs, 
one gang having begun at 67th street working south, while the other is 
continuing at 60th street. It is expected that the city will finish this 
entire work during the present year. During the past year there was 
built 1,331 feet of 16 foot, 4,507 feet of 1514: foot, 3,203 feet of i4M-foot 
and 2,201 feet of i3K-foot sewer. There was also built 1,728 feet of 
15-inch pipe sewer to replace the old main sewer in Jackson Park 
avenue. Work completed during the past year is as follows: 

Lineal feet. 

Thirty-ninth street, 20-foot tunnel 4 944 

Lake Front, 16-foot sewer 133^ 

Lake Front, ISj^-f oot sewer 4'507 

Cornell avenue, 143^-foot sewer 3203 

Jackson Park avenue, 133^-foot sewer 2 201 

Jackson Park avenue, 1^-foot sewer ; ^ i 728 

^^^^1 17,914 

Or 3.4 miles. 

Also 951 lineal feet of breakwater at Thirty-ninth street produced. 
Bureau of Maps, 

During the year 1902 the work performed by the Bureau of Maps 
in comparison with preceding years shows a decided increase. 

There were made and delivered to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments and other departments and officials of the municipal administra- 
tion 1,154 plats covering an area of 13,500 7 acres, and 1,329 plats cov- 
ering an area of 781.75 miles. Most of these, in fact 95 per cent, were 
for street and sidewalk improvements; 279 house moving petitions and 
157 other petitions, such as street railway, electric light, etc., referred 
from various council committees for verification, were checked up and 
reported on; 2,248 legal descriptions were issued at a fee of twenty-five 
cents each; 8,826 legal descriptions were issued to sewer builders and 
plumbers; 6,264 house numbers; making a total of 17,338 items 
requiring personal attention. 

City Architect' s Office, 

PLANS PREPARED FOR BUILDING. 

Bureau of Engineering— An addition to the Sixty-eighth Street 
Pumping Station. 

Department of Police— Police patrol barn at Forty-sixth and 
Halsted streets; police station to take the place of Harrison Street 
Station. 

Fire Department— Two frame fire engine houses and seven brick 
fire engine houses. 

Health Department— Public bath on Holt street near Blanche street. 



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Dog Pound— Dog pound to be erected at the Bridewell grounds. 

Bridewell — New cell house. 

Buildings Contracted for and Under Construction— Addition to 
Sixty-eignth Street Pumping Station; seven engine houses for the fire 
department; public bath at Holt street, near Blanche street; dog 
pound at the Bridewell grounds; new cell house at the Bridewell; steel 
cells removed from John Worthy School to new building. 

Department of Health, 

The year 1902 was marked by an increase in the prevalence of 
disease all over the world. Chicago was no exception. Despite these 
facts, however, our city continues to have the lowest death rate of any 
city of 'its size. Especially has there been a gratifying decrease in the 
death rate among children under five years of age. 

I am pleased to note the increased confidence which is being man- 
ifested in the Department of Health by the medical profession of the 
city, numbering as it does over 4,000 members, whose reliance in the 
work of the department is shown by the constantly increasing requests 
for examination of blood specimens in typhoid, pneumonia and for lab- 
aratory tests, aiding their diagnosis in other infectious and contagious 
diseases. The department has fully maintained its record of previous 
years in the work done in its various bureaus and divisions, all of 
which has contributed towards making Chicago, as one of our leading 
dailies expressed it, "a good city to be born in. " 

During the past year, too, more than during any other period of 
its history the department's work has been cited and noted by eminent 
medical and scientific authorities throughout the world. Among these 
may be mentioned Osier, in his classical work on the Practice of Med- 
icine, who so repeatedly cites the department's work and always in the 
most commendatory way. In addition might be mentioned the "Med- 
ical Recorder," the organ of the Chicago Medical Society, and the 
recognized authority of the medical profession of Chicago, which re- 
cently in speaking of the department and its work said: "Indeed, the 
record of the Department of the City of Chicago throughout the entire 
sanitary world is most enviable." 
• Board of Local Improvements, 

The Board of Local Improvements in 1902 laid seventy miles of 
streets, 102,611 feet of sewers, and 296 miles of sidewalks. It has had, 
in the same time, seven million dollars of assessments confirmed in the 
County Court for streets, alleys, sewers, water supply and service pipes, 
sidewalks and house drains. 

It has held a very large number of public hearings for the paving 



May 25, iJ4:5 1903 

of streets, and has now over 200 miles passed for future paving-, of 
which seventy-five miles are now under contract? Weather and other 
conditions favorable, from 100 to 125 miles of streets should be paved 
this year. 

Four immense sewer systems have been originated by the Board. 
Two of these will drain the southern districts; one from 75th to 87th 
streets, and one from 87th to 103d streets, and as far west as Halsted 
street. For the southwest side, the Board is at work on two other 
large systems, one with an outfall on Western avenue, and another and 
a larger one on Kedzie avenue, to drain all of the territory lying south 
as far as 7 2d street. 

The result of the. work of the Law Department of the Board of 
Local Improvements presents the following facts: Special assessment 
cases have been tried involving five million dollars. Objections have 
been sustained in these cases in the sum of only $15,000.00, In the 
Supreme Court, the test case on new assessments in the "fiat stone" 
cases was decided in favor of the city. This is a precedent which 
assures the city the sum of one million dollars of delinquent special 
assessments. 

The alien and union labor, and the eight-hour cases have been won 
by the city, and this directly involves about one-quarter of a million 
dollars of delinquent assessments, besides which an adverse decision 
would have invalidated all the assessment proceedings for the last ten 
years.. $200,000.00 of old stayed and forgotten assessment judgments 
have been discovered by a systematic and thorough search of the records 
and these have beea put into collection for the city. 

Police Department, 

The people of Chicago have reason to congratulate themselves on 
the successful manner in which the Police Department has coped with 
crime. It is acknowledged on all hands that Chicago is a singularly 
good place for thugs and thieves to avoid and this notwithstanding that 
the size of the police force is utterly inadequate* 

The numerical strength of the entire force at the end of the year 
was 3,164, of whom only 2,381 were patrolmen. 

The total number of arrests for the year 1902 was 70,314, an 
increase of 872 as compared with the previous year. However, an 
increase of the number of arrests is not infallible evidence of greater 
efficiency. A more reliable indication of efficiency and energy in the 
service is the number of convictions in criminal cases, which shows a 
marked increase over preceding years. 

Lost and stolen property valued at $436,786.00 was recovered and 



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restored to owners during the year, being an increase of $55,000.00 
over the preceding year. 

The number of officers injured while in the discharge of duty dur- 
ing the year was 238. 1 r -u ^ 11 

It is to be hoped the public will not overlook the fact that all 
efforts and reforms taken by the Police Department during the past 
year have been continuous and not spasmodic. When it is taken into 
consideration that this department has been growing numerically less 
every year since 1893, while the city is increasing in territory and popu- 
lation, I am justified in claiming that the Chicago Police Department is 
accomplishing all that can reasonably be expected of it. 

Fire DepB-rttnent. 

The Fire Department of Chicago continues to maintain the high 
standard for which it is justly celebrated and is still the guarantor of 
public safety it has been during the past quarter century. The depart- 
ment has been increased during the past year by the addition of two 
engine companies and one hose company. The fireboat "Peyser 
now known as the -D. J. Swenie," was 'entirely overhauled and rebuilt 
and is now practically a new boat. About a mile of pipe hne system 
was installed in South Chicago, the same being operated by the fireboat 
stationed there. Contracts have been let for the erection of several 
new engine houses, the same to be completed during the present year. 
The department now embraces ninety-fonr engine compames, twenty- 
seven hook and ladder companies and four hose companies. There are 
now five fiyeboats in service. 

Civil Service Commission, 
The following is a short abstract of the work of the Civil Service 
Commission for the year 1902, to-wit: 

Number of applications filed in the official service 1'082 

Number of applications filed in labor service ^j 

Total for the year 19"02 - 

The number of examinations for the year was 72, of which number 
47 were in the official service, 21 in skilled labor and 4 in unskilled 

labor service. . , . ^ 

Nineteen of the examinations in the official service were promotion 

examinations, among which were Inspectors of Police, Captains Fire 

Department, Chief of Disinfectors, and Chief Clerk City Collector's 

"'^'^The Commission has held 49 trials of officers and employes, upon 
written charges, hearing testimony on both sides and resultmg m the 



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discharge of 20 from the service, the discipline of 19 and the acquittal 
of 8. 

The Police Trial Board, which is composed of two of the Commis- 
sioners and one Inspector of Police, and which sits weekly for trials, 
has, since January i, 1902, discharged 114 policemen from the service, 
fined 127 and found loi not guilty. 

Department of Supplies, 

The Business Agent's report shows a total expenditure of $657, 
911.07, through the Department of Supplies in 1902. This sum repre- 
sents seventeen thousand nine hundred twelve (17,912) transactions in 
the purchase of materials and supplies and in repair work for all depart- 
ments, the average cost involved in these transactions being %2>^. 72. In 
the. warehouse maintained by the department is carried a miscellaneous 
stock of such supplies as are in constant use. Deliveries are made in 
small lots as required. The cost of the stock thus handled in 1902 was 
$17,987.57- The stationery division issued stock, including postage 
stamps, to the value of $41,448.55. 

The Business Agent testifies to a marked improvement in the con- 
ditions under which the department transacted business during the past 
year resulting from the prompt payment of the city's bills. 

The records show that purchases are made in all lines at very close 
figures as a result of free and active competition for city business. The 
work of the Department of Supplies is conducted along strict business 
lines, and the city gets full value for every dollar expended. 

Track Elevation, 

Ordinances have been passed during the year 1902 providing for 
the elevation of 191. 9 miles of tracks and eliminating 134 grade 
crossings by the construction of subways, at an estimated cost of 
$10,175,000.00. 

During the year 1902 there has not been much work on the actual 
elevation of tracks; plans have been submitted, however, and approved 
for work of elevation under some of the most important ordinances 
passed by the City Council of recent date, and a large amount of work 
will be completed during this year. 



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Building Department. 

The records of this department show the following interesting 

^"''^^' NUMBER OF BUIl-DINGS AND COST. 



Year. 


No. of Buildings. 


Ft. Frontage. 


Cost. 


1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 


4,067 
3,794 
3,516 
6,053 
6,099 


133,603 
112,239 
98.975 
171,001 
187,500 


$21,294,385 
20,853,570 
18,693.850 
34,962,075 
48,242,990 


RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 




Year. 


Receipts. 


Expenditures. 


Bal. to General Fund. 


1898 

1899 


$53,768.80 
56,084.50 
47,823.40 
66,317.85 
74,343,50 


§52,085.46 
54,649.36 
53,134.52 

54.788.71 
48,277.58 


$ 1,713.34 
1,435.14 


1900 
1901 
1902 


11,529.14 
26,065.92 











City collector's Office. 

**"Tn ..loo. Ucn,.. a. l- P"i«l. =■■«"« ".cob,. ,., .,«, 

showed 7 o^o saloonkeepers in business. r ^ ,u^ v^ar 



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1902. ■ Dog taxes brought in $104,508.00 and street car licenses 
$112,113.57. 

Boiler Inspection, 

Number of boilers inspected "^ ^^\ 

Number of tanks inspected '435 

Number of jacket kettles inspected .' '. , * ! 59 

Number of dryers inspected - " on 

Number of retorts inspected ^g 



'^^^^^ 8,230 

Number of boilers inspected in public schools 413 

Number of boilers inspected, property of the City of Chicago 141 

'^^^^1 8^784 

Number of boilers, repairs ordered 5gg 

Number of boilers condemned -j^qq 

Number of boilers, repairs ordered in pubhc schools , ,''.. 75 

Number of boilers condemned in public schools .' g 

Number of boilers, repairs ordered, property City of Chicago 16 

Number of boilers condemned, property City of Chicago i ^ * . 3 

'Total : --^ 



1 



*Explosions 

*Location, Swift & Co., Union Stock Yards. 
Cause : carelessness on part of water tender. 

Small Parks and Playgrounds, 

The Special Park Commission, appointed by me, presented reports, 
maps and other data to the West Chicago Park Commission, dealing 
with conditions and needs on the West Side, particularly in the River 
Wards. Nine sites for small parks and playgrounds in the populous 
districts were recommended. The Pari? Board made a start in the 
establishment of these much needed breathing spaces and recreation 
grounds by selecting three of the sites recommended, practically follow- 
ing the report of the Special Commission. These sites comprise an 
eight-acre tract bounded by Chicago avenue, Cornell, Noble and Chase 
streets; a four-acre tract bounded by Halsted, Forquer and Ewing 
streets and the Dante School grounds; and a three-acre block bounded 
by Fourteenth place, Barber, Union and Jefferson streets. The work 
of purchasing the land and buildings, either by private contract or by 
condemnation proceedings, is now in progress. These three sites will 
satisfy less than half the urgent needs of the WestSide, but the reasons 
given by the Park Board for not selecting more at present is that they 
first desire to ascertain what these sites will cost, and also that they do 
not believe a million dollar bond issue can be redeemed from the special 
tax of one mill. 

After being assured by legal opinions that the City Clerk and County 



yKf, 1903 

Mayas, ^^" 

Treasurer were vested with power to authorize the $500,000 bond issue 
the Commissioners of Lincoln Park decided to proceed under the sm^l 
park acts so far as the Town of North Chicago was concerned. How- 
^: r. in order to test the sentiment of the people on the small park 
question, the Lincoln Fark Commissioners voluntarily submitted the 
Jrotosed bond issue to a vote at the election last November, The prop- 
osition carried by a large majority. The Special Comm ssion sub- 
^ ted a report on sites, needs and conditions to the Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park for their action. At a recent meeting the Commissioners 
selected all the four sites recommended, and they are now proceedmg 
o obtain expert valuation of the properties. The sites upon which 
.mall parks and playgrounds will be established comprise a 'J^-acre 
ract on the south side of Oak street, between Gault court and Milton 
avenue- a tract between three and four acres within the boundaries of 
Tarrabee. Vedderand Rees streets and the Schiller school proper y; 
the House of Good Shepherd block of 1/, acres, bounded by Elm HI, 
Sedgwick and Orleans streets; and a three-acre tract routing on Bur- 
ling and Orchard streets north of the Newberry School property. All 
these sites are in the congested area of the west end, remote from Lm- 

'"'^''luhough a referendum was not required by the Act, the South 
Park Commissioners decided to submit the $.,000,000 bond -sue prop- 
S ion to a vote at the November election. The people declared by a 
°a le maiority in favor of issuing the bonds. Before the election the 
Scill ComLission submitted a report on sites, -ds an conditions 
in the South Park District to the Commissioners of ^h-t division_ Ten 
sites for small parks and playgrounds were ^«<=°«'";°<^^f ,//'" J^ 
referendum the South Park Commissioners set up the clam that the. 
provision for a maintenance tax was "indefinite, ambiguous and 
^^ce tain " and refused to do anything until the Legislature amended 
"he let This objection was met by expert legal opinions obtained by 
Z tp ecial Commission. However, as the ^-eral Assembly wa^n 
session, the Special Commission decided to ,o,n -;^J^ ^^^^^Xt- 
Roard in securing the passage of an amendatory bill. The ma mte 
nan etax was fixed at onlhalLill and the Special Commission insisted 
that the proceeds be used exclusively for small P-^^ P^^P^^. ^.f, 
ur her provision was inserted that any surplus from the one^ha nid 
tax should be used for the purchase and improvement of additiona 
smal parks The Special Commission assisted m the passage of his 
bUl The Park Board will now proceed without further delay to act on 
fVip renort of the Special Commission. 

Dur ng the year two new playgrounds were established on the 
NorthSfree of expense to the city for the use of land. The use of 



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one site was given by Mr. George E. Adams, the location being on 
Seminary avenue south of Center street. Mr. Clarence Buckingham, 
in the public spirit which I appealed to in my annual message for 1901, 
provided the other playground completely equipped along the right of 
way of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company at Alaska and 
Larrabee streets. The gift of a shower bath house at the Webster 
playground, Thirty-third street and Wentworth avenue, by Mr. J. 
Ogden Armour; the donation of medals for young athletes by the 
Merchants Club; the contribution of $200 by the City Homes Associa- 
tion, and numerous other gifts of money and material by charitable 
citizens are all gratifying evidences of the lively public interest which 
is being taken in this small park and playground movement. 

The Holden playground on Bonfield street and the Mosely play- 
ground at Twenty- fourth street and Wabash avenue were enlarged, and 
a first- class cinder running track was laid at the Webster playground. 
The latter improvement has "proved a great boon to aspiring young 
athletes on the South Side. On the Wentworth avenue grounds the idea 
of municipal supervision of athletics is being worked out. The first 
municipal track and field meet was held in the fall, medals and other prizes 
being awarded to winners, both boys and girls. At the same time the 
needs of the little children were not overlooked. Outdoor kindergarten 
plans were carried out during the school vacation months by the em- 
ployment of assistant directors, all women. Successful festivals were 
held at each playground to show the result of this branch of the work. 
General summer opening exercises were held at the Webster grounds, 
the participants coming from all the other grounds. The special com- 
mission now has eight playgrounds under its supervision. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, Mayor. 



ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May 25th, 1903. ( 

To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith an ordi- 
nance permitting the owners of building at 
the southeast corner of iState and Madison 
streets to maintain a bay window in accord- 
ance with plans herewith submitted, I also 
submit a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works explaining the reason 
for issuing the permit for the present con- 
struction during the election recess of your 
Honorable Body. I would recommend the 
reference of these papers to your Committee 



on Streets and Alleys, S. D., in order that 
the matter may be taken up at once and an 
early decision reached. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department op Public Works, ) 
Chicago, May 25, 1903. j 

Ho7i. Carter R. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— On Decembers, 1898 (page 1067 
of Proceedings), an order was passed by the 
City Council directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to issue a permit to S. Strauss 
to change front on building at the southeast 



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corner of State and Madison streets in ac- 
cordance with plans attached. I transmit 
herewith tracing marked "No. 1," showing 
contemplated improvements under said order. 
A few weeks ago the Schlesinger & Mayer 
Company started to construct under said or- 
der certain bay windows and a new entrance. 
This entrance was changed from an angular 
form to a circular form, which made a change 
in the plans. This work was stopped upon 
my order for the reason that it was not in 
accordance with the original plan and for the 
further reason that the original Council or- 
der carried no compensation with it. The 
original angular entrance occupied about 105 
square feet outside of the lot line, and the 
bay window authorized under the Council 
order of 1898, outside of the entrance, occu- 
pied about 717 square feet outside of the lot 
line. The circular entrance as constructed 
occupies about 108 square feet outside of the 
lot line. The bay windows on State street 
have been entirely eliminated and on the 
Madison street side occupy about 397 square 
feet outside of the lot line. , The temporary 
permit was granted to build said circular en- 
trance upon the filing of a bond in the sum 
of $50,000 by said Schlesinger & Mayer Com- 
pany, they agreeing to remove said circular 
entrance in the event of not receiving au- 
thority from the City Council. 
Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Commissioner . 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Lawrence E. McGann 
as City Comptroller in the penal sum of 1100,- 
000, with William M. Devine and Marcus A. 
Devine as sureties. 

Aid. Brennan moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Conghlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Mavor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moyniban, 
Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cul- 
lerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Maypole, Harkin, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dough- 



erty, Sullivan, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake. Butler, 
Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wend- 
ling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 63. 

iVa?/s— None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 



Mayor's Office, ) 
May 25th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint the fol- 
lowing named persons as members of the 
Municipal Art Commission : 
Ralph Clarkson. 
Lorado Taft. 
Dwight H. Perkins. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 
Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication; 

Mayor's Office, ) 

May 25th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Coicncil\ 

Gentlemen— In acordanee with a resolu- 
tion passed by your Honorable Body I hereby 
reappoint the following named persons as 
members of a commission to prepare an ordi- 
nance for high pressure protection in the 
congested districts: 

Aldermen— Honore Palmer, Chairman; 
William Mavor, Joseph Badenoch. 

City Departments— Fire Chief William H. 
Mush am. 

Commissioner of Public Works— F. W. 
Blocki. 

Representatives of Business Interests— A. 
C. Bartlett, Franklin MacVeagh, Graeme 
Stewart, H. G. Selfridge, F. B. Noyes, Geo. 
M. Eddy, Clarence S. Pellet, Geo. H. Holt, 
L. A. Se«berger. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Which was placed on file. 



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ALSO, 

The following: veto messages- 

Mayor's Office, ) 

May 25th, 1903. J 

To the Hoiiorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my ap. roval, au order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to lay water 
pipe in North 54th court, from Lawrence ave- 
nue south, to cover two houses, for the i eason 
that the required revenue will not be derived 
from this pipe. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ( 
May 25th, 1903. S 

To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to Frank Schreiber to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at 385 State street, 
for the reason that it is against the policy of 
this administration to permit the erection of 
electric signs in districts of this character. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ) 
May 25th, 1903. ( 

Tv the Honorable^ the City Council. 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to J. Duncan to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises No. 165 Custom House 
place, for the reason that it is against public 
policy to permit the erection of electric signs 
in districts of this character. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, | 
May 25th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to J. Johnson to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises No. 464 State street, 
for the reason that it is against public policy 
to permit the erection of electric signs in dis- 
tricts of this character. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the 
veto messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the orders fee 
passed, the vetoes of His Honor, the Mayor, 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The m.otion was lost. 

also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May 25th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable., the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, granting per- 
mission to Yondorf Bros, to erect two band 
stands, one at North avenue and Larrabee 
street, and one at 545 to 547 Lincoln avenue, 
and would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which this order was passed, and its 
re-passage by amending same so as to pro- 
vide for the filing of an indemnifying bond 
in the sum of $5,000 to save the city harmless 
in damage suits resulting from the erection 
and maintenance of said stands. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Minwegen moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Minwegen moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Conghlm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
me'r, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch. Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

2^(^yg -Conlon, Brennau— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 
.Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Yondorf Brothers to erect 
two band stands, one at their place of busi- 
ness at the northeast corner of North avenue 
and Larrabee street, and one at 545 and 547 
Lincoln avenue, for a period of thirty days; 
said permits to be revocable at any time by 
order of the Mayor or Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works; provided, however, that said 
Yondorf Brothers shall file a proper indem- 
nifying bond in the sum of 15,000, to be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
before this order shall take effect. 



ALSO 



The following veto message 



Mayor's Office, 

May 25th, 1903. 



To the Honorable, the City Coimcil: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to Whiteside & Wentworth to pave 
Flournoy street, from Lawndale avenue west 
to a distance of 299.67, etc., and would re- 
spectfully recommend a reconsideration of 



the vote by which this order was passed and 
its repassage by amending same so as to pro- 
vide for the filing of an indemnifying bond in 
the sum of $5,G00 to protect the City of Chi- 
cago against any accidents that might occur 
during the construction of said pavement 
and also as a guaranty that said pavement be 
laid in accordance with city specifications 
and subject to the rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison 

3Iayor. 

Aid. Race moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Race moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Race moved the passage of the or- 
der as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

i-e^^.—Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jdnes, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn. Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
raanu, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Xays—Coulon, Brennau— 2. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue to Whiteside & Wentworth a permit to 
pave Flournoy street, from Lawndale avenue 
west, a distance of 299.67, same to be paved 
with asphalt with combination curb and gut- 
ter, according to city regulation and inspec- 
tion, same be done by private contract as 



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per communication hereto attached; pro- 
vided, however, that said Whiteside & Went- 
worth shall file a proper indemnifying bond 
in the sum of $5,000, to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, before this 
order shall take effect. 

ALSO. 

The following veto message- 

Mayor's Office, ) 
May 25th, 1908. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Cowncil' 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without iny 
approval, orders passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last meeting directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to erect gasoline 
lamps at North 48th court and Dickens ave- 
nue and at Dunning street and North 49th 
avenue, for the reason that the orders should 
be directed to the City Electrician. 

I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
votes by which these orders were passed and 
their repassage by amending same to read 
"City Electrician" instead of "Commissioner 
of Public Works" wherever the words appear 
in said orders. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the veto 
messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the orders be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved 
orders as amended. 



the passage of the 



The motion prevailed, and the orders was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Im-N— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitis, 
Powers, Moiao, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 



Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following are the orders as passed; 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a gasoline lamp 
and post at the corner of North 48th court 
and Dickens avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a gasoline lamp 
and post at the northeasterly corner of Dun- 
ning street and North 49th avenue. 

The Clerk presented a statement of points 
in the matter of the election contest of John 
J. Nuesse vs. Bernard Anderson as Alderman 
of the Fifteenth Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

The Clerk presented a communication call- 
ing attention to the pending claim of Joseph 
Karlek for personal injuries; also the claim 
of Elisha Whittlesey for personal injuries; 
also the claim of Minnie Storms for personal 
injuries ; also the claim of the C. B, L. Build- 
ing and Loan Association for the destruction 
of building, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Clerk presented the bond of Hibbard, 
Spencer, Bartlett & Co. under ordinance of 
May 11, 1903, to build five chute holes ; also the 
bond of the General Fire Alarm and Watch 
Service Co. under ordinance of April 20, 1903, 
to conduct an automatic fire alarm system, 
which were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claims of John M. 
Kerr for personal injuries, and Frank Cham- 
bers for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication (together with an order and ordi- 
nance) from the City Attorney: 



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City Attorney's Office, 
Chicago, May 25, 1903. 



To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I enclose herewith an order 
on the Commissioner of Public Works call- 
ing for the barricading of defective and 
dangerous sidewalks and streets, together 
with an ordinance providing for a penalty for 
the removal or destruction of such barricades, 
and ask that the same be passed by your 
Honorable body without reference to a com- 
mittee. 

I believe that this action on the part of 
your Honorable Body will, in a measure, pre- 
vent accidents and save the city large sums 
of money daily recovered by litigants by 
virtue of defective sidewalks and streets. 

Very respectfully, 

John F. Smulski, 

Citrj AUorneij. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
order the Ward Superintendents to take par- 
ticular notice of defective and dangerous 
sidewalks and streets in their respective 
wards, and instruct the men employed by the 
city as ward laborers to barricade all such 
sidewalks and streets and keep such barri- 
cades in place until such defective and dan- 
gerous sidewalks and streets have been sub- 
stantially repaired or replaced by new pave- 
ments; and it is further 

Ordered, That the Ward Superintendents 
report such barricades to the Commissioner 
of Public Works, giving names and numbers 
of streets where such barricades are erected, 
and said Commissioner of Public Works 
shall file a list of such barricades with the 
City Attorney once in each month. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any 
person to remove a barricade erected in front 
of or about any defective sidewalk or street 
within the limits of the City of Chicago, or 



in any way to interfere, change or destroy 
such barricade. 

Section 2. Any person who shall violate 
any of the provisions of the foregoing section 
shall be subject to a penalty of not less than 
five ($5.00) dollars or more than one hundred 
($100.00) dollars for each and every ofiense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and ettect from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the matter be 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Conlon moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order and ordinance. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Eidmann moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as follows: 

Amend by inserting until such sidewalk 
is repaired or rebuilt. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Sloan moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows: 

Amend to read that all police officers shall 
report all defective sidewalks, and that the 
Ward Superintendent shall collect such rec- 
ords of defective sidewalks from the several 
police stations in the respective wards. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Foreman moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as follows: 

Around any sidewalk or sidewalk space by 
authority of the City of Chicago or by any 
of its officers. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as follows, viz. : 

Provided that no advertisement of any 
character be placed upon such barricade or 
protection. 

After further debate Aid. Finn moved that 
the whole matter be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 



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munication (together with original frontage 
consents) : 

Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co. I 
Chicago, May 22d, 1903. f 

To the City Clerk of the City of Chicago : 

Dear Sir— Please find herewith enclosed, 
to be presented to the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, on Monday night next, May 
25th, 1903, petitions of property owners con- 
senting to the construction and operation of 
an elevated railroad by the Northwestern 
Elevated Railroad Company on Irring Park 
boulevard, from the east line of North Lin- 
coln street eastwardly to a connection with 
the present line of railroad of the Northwest- 
ern Elevated Railroad Company, namely : 

Feet. 

Chas. W. Greene 100 

Heyliger A. deWindt 125 

A. Kirsher 25 

J. S. McDonald Co 250 

W. H. Bryan 45 

W. S. Wallace 50 

Gustav Leiser 49 . 12 

Graceland Cemetery Company 1824 

Additional petitions will be handed to you 
on Monday next to be presented Monday 
night. These petitions are to be used in con- 
nection with the ordinance introduced on 
Monday night. May 11th, 1903, and now 
pending before the Local Transportation 
Committee. 

Yours very truly, 
Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co. 
By Clarence A. Knight, 
(■Enc.) General Counsel. 

Signatures in favor of the railroad have 
also been secured of the following: 

Feet 
FrontaQe. 

H.B. Borland, between Clark street and 
Southport avenue 50 

Frank E. Lord, southeast and northeast 
corners Hermitage avenue 215 

Graceland Cemetery Co., by Bryan La- 
throp, Pres., east of Clark street 1386 

Same, west of Clark street 436 

Henry M. Hubbard, Lots 22, 23, 27-42, 
Block 4, Cuyler Addition to Ravens- 
wood 456 

Wm. H. Bryan, 702-4 Irving Park Blvd. 45 

Edward H. Robinson, northwest corner 
Paulina street 120 



Jno. H. Hartwig, southwest corner 
Marshfield 56 

Geo. Matzon, Lot 23, Block 4 50 

Henry M. Hubbard, southeast corner 
Perry 42 

Phillipina Corper. southwest corner 
Clark 100 



Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co. I 
Chicago, May 25, 1903. j 

To the Hoitorahle City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — We herewith submit petitions 
of property owners consenting to the con- 
struction and operation of an elevated rail- 
road by the Northwestern Elevated Railroad 
Company along, upon and over Irving Park 
boulevard, fr@m the east line of North Lin- 
coln street eastwardly to a connection with 
the present line of railroad of the North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company. A list 
of such petitions is herewith attached marked 
"Exhibit A" and made a part hereof. These 
petitions are presented under the ordinance 
introduced on Monday, May 11th, 1903, and 
now pending before the Local Transportation 
Committee. 

There was filed with the City Clerk, as per 
letter of May 22, 1903, petitions of property 
owners representing the number of feet front- 
age shown by exhibit hereto attached marked 
"Exhibit B." 

Yours very truly, 
Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co., 
By C. Buckingham, 

Predde^U. 

Feet. 

Total frontage 8,689 

Half frontage 4,349 

Exhibits A and B, frontage signed . .4,664.62 
Excess frontage S15 . 62 

exhibit "a." 

Showing list of petitions and number of 
feet frontage signed. 

Feet 
Owner. Frontage. 

H. B. Borland 50 

Frank E. Lord ^ 215 

Philippina Corper 100 

Henry M. Hubbard 42 

Deutsche Evangelische Bethania Ge- 

meinde 56 



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Feet 
Owner Frontage. 

Peter H. Victor • ^^5 

Carl Pickenpack 25 

Andrew H. Green, Trustee 300 

W.H.Mcintosh 1^5 

North Chicago Street Railroad Co. . . 108 

Trustees of Dartmouth College 3T>^ 

Henry M. Hubbard 456 

Andrew E. Seaver 50 

Carrie Kohn • • • 1^^ 

LenaRoediger ^00 

Angeline M. Sulzer 165 



Total 



2,196>^ 



The following parties' names appear to the 

petitions, but they have served us with notice 

of withdrawal, namely: 

Feet. 

Edward H. Hobinson 120 

John H. Hartwick . 56 

Geo. Matson 50 



Total. 



226 



But not counted in showing our excess of 
frontage. 

EXHIBIT "B." 

List of petitions filed with City Clerk as 
per letter of May 22, li^03, and nnmber of 
feet frontage signed. 

Feet 
Frontage 



Owner. 

Charles W. Green 

Heyliger A. deWindt 

A. Kirsher 

J. S. McDonald Company 

W. H. Bryan 

W. S. Wallace 

Gustav Leiser 

Graceland Cemetery Company. 



100 
125 

25 
250 

45 

50 

49.12 
1824 



Total 2468.12 

Aid. Raymer moved that the frontage con- 
sents be referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works for verification to be returned 
to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Board of Local Improvements, \ 
Chicago, May 25th, 1903. \ 

Hon. Garter H. Ha, rison, 31ayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Couucll- 
Gentlemen— In accordance with Section 



2, Part 7, of an act concerning local im- 
provements, we transmit herewith the report 
of the Engineer on the condition of the 
streets paved under the direction of the 
Board of Local Improvements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Board op Local Improvements, 
John A. Mat, 
Secretary. 

North and south alley, from Eggleston 
avenue to West 6Bd street, and Normal avenue 
to 112 feet south. Good condition— D. F. 
Sullivan. 

North and south alley, from Aberdeen 
street to Jackson boulevard, and Morgan 
street to Van Buren street. Good condition— 
O. E. Bates. 

Alma street, from Ontario street to Chicago 
avenue. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Archer avenue, from State street to 23 feet 
west of Stewart avenue. Some slight de- 
pressions, going to repair at once— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Ashland avenue, from 63u street to 69th 
street. Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

Armitage avenue, from Milwaukee avenue 
to Elston avenue. Good condition— P. B. 
O'Hare. 

Armitage avenue, from 44th street to 51st 
street. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Ashland avenue, from Diversey boulevard 
to Clybourn avenue. Good condition— E. C. 
Col ford. 

Adams street, from Canal street to Des- 

plaines street. Good condition- D. Cooney. 

Arthington place, from Centre avenue to 

Lytle street. Street in good condition ; gutter 

dirty: inlets choked — O. E. Bates. 

Aberdeen street, from Damon street to Uth 
street. Roadway in good condition; street 
dirty— O. E. Bates. 

Blue Island avenue, from Ashland avenue 
to Western avenue. Good condition- P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Briar j lace, Halsted street to Evanston 
avenue. Pavement in good condition; gutter 
dii-ty- E. F. Colford. 

Boon street, from DeKalb street to Leavitt 



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street. Good condition ; street clean and in 
first-class sanitary condition— O. E. Bates. 

Boston avenue, frona Desplaines street to 
Halsted street. Good condition— <). E. Bates. 

Belle Plaine avenue, from Robey street to 
West Ravenswood park. Good condition, 
opening at No. 540— E. F. Colford. 

Brewery avenue, from 27tli street to 320 
feet south. Good condition — D Cooney. 

Congress street, from Wabash avenue to 
Holden court. Good condition — P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Clark street, from Addison street to Bel- 
mont avenue. Good condition except inter- 
section of Belmont avenue— E. F. Colford. 

Centre avenue, from Madison street to 
Adams street. Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

Canal street lowest half), from Milwaukee 
avenue to Fulton street. Good condition — P. 
B. O'Hare. 

Cleveland avenue, from Fullerton avenue 
to Lincoln avenue. Good condition, except 
five openings made at Grant place and Nos. 
637 and 639 -E. F. Colford. 

Clark street, from Kinzie street to 169 feet 
south of North Water street. Good condi- 
tion— D. Cooney. 

Clark street, from 17th street to 22d street. 
Brow stone on both sides (5f street, especi- 
ally between 17th and 18th streets, are in 
very bad shape, and are being damaged by 
traflSc on account of being so badly disturbed. 
Balance of pavement in good condition— D. 
Cooney. 

Clybourn avenue, from Fullerton avenue 
to North avenue. Good condition, opening 
at 376— E. F. Colford. 

DeKalb street, from Flournoy street to 
Leavitt street. Good condition, street clean 
— O. E. Bates. 

Deming place, from Orchard street to 
North Clark street. Pavement good, curb 
broken at 1709 and 1710— E. F. Colford. 

Douglas place, from Rhodes avenue to Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. Good condition— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Dearborn avenue, from Kinzie street to 
Michigan street. Good condition— D. Cooney. 

Dearborn street, from 33d street to 39th 



street. Fair condition, needs cleaning — P, 
J. O'Donnell. 

Eighty-eight street, from Winchester ave - 
nue to 100 feet east of Peoria street. The 
pavement has been picked up by wagons 
drawing clay off the adjoining streets in a 
good many places, otherwise the street is in 
good condi ion — P. Pernod 

Ellis avenue, from 46tb street to 51st street. 
Good condition — D. J. Sullivan. 

Elm street, from Wells street to LaSalle 
avenue. Good condition— E. F. Colford. 

Erie street, from Pine street to 60O feet 
east of St. Clair street. Asphalt cracked in 
several places — E. F. Colford. 

Forty-first street, from Drexel boulvard to 
Ellis avenue. Good condition — D. J, Sul- 
livan. 

Forty-eighth street, from Ellis avenue to 
Drexel avenue. Good condition — D. F. Sul- 
livan. 

Forty-fourth court, from Harrison street to 
Colorado avenue. Good condition— O. E. 
Bates. 

Franklin street, from Lomax place to Har- 
rison street. Good condition— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Fulton street, from Western avenue to 56 
feet west of Maplewood avenue. Good con- 
dition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Fifty-second avenue, from Chicago avenue 
to Augusta street. Good condition — P. B. 
O'Hare. 

Goethe street, from Sedgwick street to 
Clark street. Good condition — E. F. Colford. 

Gurley street, from Blue Island avenue to 
South May street. Good condition. O. E. 
Bates. 

Greenwood avenue, from 43d street to 51st 
street. Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

Huron street, from St, Clair street to 600 
feet east. Good condition— E. F. Colford. 

Hudson avenue, from North avenue to 
Center street. Good condition — E. F. Col- 
ford. 

Halsted street, from Fullerton avenue to 
Clark street. Pavement good, openings 
made at Wrightwood avenue, George street, 
Lill avenue and Nos. 1300, 1455 and 1465 
Halsted street— E. F. Colford. 

Hope street, from Blue Island avenue to 



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South Morgan street. Pavement in good 
condition, street very dirty and inlets filled 
with refuse— O. E. Bates. 

Harrison street, from Centre avenue to 
Paulina street. Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

Harrison street, from 42d street to Belt 
Railway. Repaired last fall, i^ good coudi- 
tion— O. E. Bates. 

Hermitage avenue, from Jackson boulevard 
to r2th street. Good condition with the ex- 
ception of opening made in street in front of 
No. 440, which is planked over and should be 
repaired at once— O. E. Bates. 

Harrison strent, from Clinton street to 
Halsted street. Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

Illinois street, from Rush street to 500 feet 
east of St. Clair street. Good condition— D. 
Cooney. 

Illinois street, from Dearborn avenue to 
Rush street. Pavement good except in front 
of No. 209— E. F. Colford. 

Illinois street, from Franklin street to Or- 
leans street. Good condition, gutter dirty-- 
E. F. Colford. 

Jefferson street, from 16th street to 22d 
street. Good condition— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Kinzie and North Water streets, from 
State street to Rush street. Good condition 
— D. Cooney. 

Kenmore avenue, from Montrose avenue to 
Graceland avenue. Good condition— E. E. 

Wilkinson. 

Kinzie street, from State street to Wells 
street. Besides both north and south car 
tracks in wheel ruts repairs are needed very 
badly ; also at northeast corner between cross- 
walks and on south side of intersection of 
LaSalle street. Permit opposite Nos. 127 and 
128 not repaved— D. Cooney. 

Lake avenue, from Oakwood boulevard to 
51st street. Good condition, except a few 
small depressions between 50th and 51st 
streets— D. J. Sullivan. 

Laflin street, from 51st street to 53d street. 
Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

Lincoln place, from Webster avenue to Gar- 
field avenue. Good condition— E. F. Colford. 

Lane court, from Garfield avenue to Center 
street. Good condition— E. F. Colford. 

Larrabee street, from Clybourn avenue to 



North avenue. Good condition— E. F. Col- 
ford. 

Larrabee street, from Clybourn avenue to 
Chicago avenue. Good condition, except 
some ruts at Crosby street intersection— E. 
F. Colford. 

•Leavitt street, from Madison street to Tay- 
lor street. Good condition and clean — O. E. 
Bates. 

Lowell place, from Polk street to Taylor 
street. Roadway good, street very dirty— O. 
E. Bates. 

Lexington street, from Kedzie avenue to 
Central I 'ark avenue. Good condition, needs 
more back-filling— O. E. Bates. 

Laflin street, from Madison street to 22d 
street. Good condition- P. J. O'Donnell. 

Michigan street, from State street to Rush 
street. Permit from curb to curb opposite 
No, 256; also opposite No. 224 north side of 
street, balance of pavement in good condition 
— D. Cooney. 

Market street, from Jackson boulevard to 
240 feet south. Good condition— D. Cooney. 

Meridian street, from Halsted street to 
Union street. Good condition— D. Cooney. 

Marsbfleld avenue, from 51st street to Gar- 
field boulevard. Good condition— D. J. Sulli- 
van. 

Maple street, from Dearborn avenue to 
State street. Good condition— E. F. Colford. 

Mohawk street, from Garfield avenue to 
North avenue. Good condition— E. F. Col- 
ford. 

Michigan street, from Clark street to State 
street. Good condition— D. Cooney. 

Mozart street, from Fullerton avenue to 
Humboldt boulevard. Good condition— P. B. 
O'Hare. 

Madison street, from State street to Michi- 
gan avenue. Good condition— P. -J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Marshfield avenue, from Harrison street to 
12th street. Good condition, street very 
dirty. O. B. Bates. 

Miller street, from Harrison street to Tay- 
lor street. Hole in center of street at first 
alley intersection south of Polk street, should 
be repaired at once— O. E. Bates. 

May street, from Harrison street to 12th 



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street. Holes in center of street in front of 
No. 415 and at intersection of Vernon Park 
place and 100 feet north of latter location. 
Tiiese defects are the results of trying to 
remedy a low place in the pavement in cold 
weather — O. E. Bates. 

Normal avenue, from Garfield boulevard to 
63d street. Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

Normal avenue, from 63d street to 65th 
street. Good condition — D. J. Sullivan. 

O'Brien street, from Jefferson street to 
Halsted street. Good condition— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Ohio street, from .52d avenue to 45th ave- 
nue. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Ontario street, from 52d avenue to Willow 
avenue. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Ohio street, from Desplaines street to 
Union street. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Ohio street, from Clark street to Rush 
street. Good condition, except opening at 
manhole east of State street— E. F. Colford. 

102d place, from Butler street to Canal 
street. Good condition— P. Pernod. 

Park avenue, from Lake street to Ohio 
street. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Polk street, from Halsted street to Centre 
avenue. Condition of pavem-ent good but 
very dirty— O. E. Bates. 

Polk street, from Halsted street to Clinton 
street. Intersection at Clinton arid Polk 
streets in bad condition ; brick torn out ; 
street very dirty— O. E. Bates. 

Plum street, from Tjoomis street to Laflin 
street. Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

Princeton avenue, from Archer avenue to 
26th street. Good condition— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Rhodes avenue, from 214.75 feet south of 
34th street to 35th street. Good condition— 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Rhodes avenue, from 214. r5 feet south of 
34th street to 33d street. Good condition— 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Stale street, from 26th street to 39th street. 
Good condition— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Sangamon street, from Taylor street to 574 
feet south of 14th place. Good condition— 
O. E. Bates. 



16th street, from Canal street to Morgan 
street. Good condition — D. Cooney. 

67th street, from State street to P. Ft. W 
& C. R. R. Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

64th street, from Stewart avenue to Par- 
nell avenue. Good condition — D. J. Sulli- 
van. 

65th street, from Stewart avenue to 125 
feet west of Parnell avenue. Good condition 
— D. J. Sullivan. 

Stewart avenue, from 62d street to 63d 
street. Good condition- curb a little out of 
line— D. J. Sullivan. 

St. Louis avenue, from North avenue to 
Hirsch street. Good condition— P; B. O'Hare. 

Sedgwick street, from Division street to 
Chicago avenue. Good condition, except 
opening at No. 190; bad gutter flag at 125 
feet south of Division street, west side of 
street; rut at Elm street, crossing R. R. 
track— E. F. Colford. 

SheflSeld avenue, from Clybourn avenue to 
North avenue. Bad condition, very dirty — 
E. F. Colford. 

Sebor street, from DesPlaines street to 
Halsted street. Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

State street, from Kinzie stre'et to 200 feet 
south. Small hole on east side of street 
opposite No. 10; balance in good condition— 
D. Cooney. 

Sacramento avenue, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Humboldt boulevard. Good condi- 
tion— P. B. O'Hare. 

Thirty-third place, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Rhodes avenue. Good condition — 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Thirty-sixth street, from Vincennes avenue 
to Lake avenue. Good condition — P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Twenty-third street, from Wabash avenue 
to State street. Good condition — P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Thirteenth street, from Halsted street to 
Jefferson street. Good condition— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Twelfth place, from Halsted street to Jef- 
ferson street. Good condition— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Twenty-second street, from State street to 
Archer avenue. Depression opposite 217 two 



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feet square, some slight depressions-in gutter. 
—P. J. O'Donnell. 

Twenty-fifth street, from South Park ave- 
nue to Wabash avenue. Good condition— 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Thirtieth street, from Prairie avenue to 
South Park avenue. Good condition— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Twenty-fourth street, from LaSalle street 
to Butler street. Good condition— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Tremont street, from Stewart avenue to 
573 feet west of Normal avenue. Good con- 
dition— D. J. Sullivan. 

Van Buren street, from Paulina street to 
Kedzie avenue. Good condition — O. E. 
Bates. 

Van Buren street, from Center avenue to 
Paulina street. Good condition — O. E. 
Bates. 

Vincennes avenue, from 39th street to 43d 
street street. Good condition— D. J. Sulli- 
van. 

Vincennes avenue, from 43d street to 47th 
street. Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

Washington avenue, from 64th street to 
488.5 feet south. Good condition— D. J. Sul- 
livan. 

Western avenue, fram Madison street to 
Fulton street. Good condition- P. B. O'Hare. 
Wells street, from Kinzie street to 451 feet 
south. Good condition D. Cooney. 

Yale avenue, from 67th street to 73d street. 
Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 

System- West 45th street, from Honore 
street to Marshfield avenue; West 46th street, 
from Honore street to Marshfield avenue; 
Hermitage avenue, from 45th street to 47th 
street; Paulina street, from 45th street to 
47th street; Marshfield avenue, from 45th 
street to 47th street. Good condition— D. J. 
Sullivan. 

System : Kinzie street, from 48th avenue to 
.579 feet east of 47th avenue; Austin avenue, 
from 48th avenue to 579 feet east of 47th ave- 
nue; Indiana street, from 48th avenue to 579 
feet east of 47th avenue; Ohio street, from 
48th avenue to 579 feet east of 47th avenue; 
Ontario street, from 48th avenue to 518 feet 
east of 47th avenue; Erie street, from 48th 
avenue to 46th avenue; Huron street, from 



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48th avenue to 46th avenue; 47th avenue 
from Lake street to Chicago avenue. Good 
condition— P. B. O'Hara. 

System: Longwood avenue, from West 95th 
street to West 107th street ; Walden Parkway, 
from West 97th street to West 99th street; 
West 103d street, from South Leavitt street 
toPr C. C. & St.L. R. R.; West 99th street, 
from Longwood Avenue to South Wood 
street. 

Longwood avenue, from West 95th to West 
107th street; inlet 300 feet north of 107th 
street on the west side broke; inlet between 
102d and 103d, east side broken ; the pavement 
torn up by a leak in the water main 150 feet 
south of 101st street on the west side; inlet 
200 feet south of 99th street stopped up; inlet 
200 feet south of 98th street,, stone loose ; the 
macadam is loose at the inlet betwean 102d 
and 103d streets, the balance of the street is 
in good condition. 

Walden Parkway, from West 97th to West 
99th streets is in good condition. 

West 103d street, from South Leavitt strept 
to P. C. C. & St. L. Railway, is in good con- 
dition Avith the exception of where mud has 
been pulled up on the pavement by wagon 
wheels from the adjoining streets. 

West 99th street, from Longwood avenue to 
South Wood street, is in good condition— P. 
Pernod. 

System: North Troy street, from Belmont, 
avenue to Elston avenue; North Albany ave- 
nue, from Belmont avenue to Elston avenue; 
North Whipple street, from Belmont avenue 
toRoscoe street; North Sacramento avenue, 
from Belmont avenue to Elston avenue; 
North Humboldt street, from Belmont ave- 
nue to School street ; North Francisco avenue, 
from Belmont avenue to Elston avenue ; West 
School street, from North Kedzie avenue to 
Elston avenue; West Roscoe street, from 
North Kedzie avenue to Elston avenue; 
Avondale avenue, from North Kedzie avenue 
to North Troy street. Openiogs at Nos. 1951 
North Troy street, 1911 North Troy street, 
1950 North Albany avenue and 1925 North 
Whipple street. All in good condition, ex- 
cept openings— E. E.Wilkinson. 

System: Vernon avenue, from 63d street to 
67th street ; 64th street, from 132 feet east of 
Drexel avenue to South Park avenue; G5tb 
street, from Cottage Greve avenue to South 
Park avenue; 66th street, from Cottage 



May 25, 

Grove avenue to South Park avenue. This 
system is in good condition, but not quite 
finished— D. J. Sullivan. 

System: Weatworth avenue, from 115th 
street to 119th street; LaSalle street, from 
115th street to 119th street ; Ferry .avenue, from 
115th street to 119th street ; Lafayette avenue, 
115th street to 119th street; State street, 
from 115th street to 1 19th street ; 116th street, 
from Wentworth avenue to Michigan avenue; 
117th place, from State street to Michigan 
avenue; 117th street, from Wentworth ave- 
nue to- Perry avenue; 117th street, from 
State street to Michigan avenue; 118th street, 
from Wentworth avenue to Michigan avenue; 
118th place, from State street to Michigan 
avenue; Wabash avenue, from 116th street to 
C. & W. I. R. R. 

Wentworth avenue, from 115th street to 
119th street; between 118th street and 119th 
street in the center of the street is a small 
depression tilled with loose macadam. The 
macadam is bare of screenings in a good 
many places, and the macadam is torn up 
along the curb where the curb was straight- 
ened in several places. Otherwise the street 
is in good condition. 

La Salle street, from lloth to 119th streets, 
is in good condition with the exception of 
where the wagons pulled mud on the pave- 
. ment from 115th street. 

Perry avenue, from 115th to 119th streets. 
In the center of the block between 118th and 
119th streets the pavement is cut up about 
six feet square from making an opening, and 
mud pulled off of 115th street by wagon 
wheels and dropped on the pavement; the 
balance of the street is in good condition. 

La Fayette avenue, from 115th to 119th 
streets, is in good condition, with the excep- 
tion of the block between 115th and 116th 
streets, where the macadam is bare of screen- 
ings in a good many places: 

State street, from 115th to llHth streets; 
from 115th to il6th streets the macadam is 
bare of screenings in a good many places, 
and there are two wagon wheel ruts in the 
center of the street from 116th to 118th 
streets, caused by the heavy traffic, the ad- 
joining street (Michigan avenue) being 
closed to the public; otherwise the street is 
in good condition. 

116th street, from Wentworth avenue to 
Michigan avenue, is in good condition, with 



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the exception at Michigan avenue the wagons 
have pulled up mud on the pavement. 

117th place, from State street to Michigan 
avenue, is in good condition. 

117th street, from Wentworth avenue to 
Perry avenue, is in good condition, except 
along the curb near Wentworth there is a 
little loose stone. 

117th street, from State street to Michigan 
avenue, is in good condition. 

118th street, from Wentworth avenue to 
Michigan avenue, is in good condition, ex- 
cept at Michigan avenue and Wentworth 
avenue the wagons have pulled up clay oq 
the pavement and cut up the street. 

118th place, from State street to Michigan 
avenue, is in good condition. 

Wabash avenue, from 116th street to C.& W. 
I. R. R., is in good condition. 

The contractors are now working on this 
system of streets, putting it in proper shape 
—P. Pernod. 

System : 102d street, from Lowe avenue to 
Canal street; 102d place, from Butler street to 
Canal street ; Lowe avenue, from 99th street 
to 103d street; Wallace street, from 99th 
street to 103d street; Parnell avenue, from 
99th street to 103d street; Butler street, from 
99th street to 103d street ; Canal street, from 
102d place to 103d street. 

102d street, from Lowe avenue to Canal 
street, is in good condition, with the excep- 
tion of a few joints of curb chipped off and 
the following pieces of curb broken : South 
side, 50 feet east of Lowe avenue; north side 
at the alley east of Wallace street; north 
side, at the alley west of Butler street; south 
side, 25 feet west of Canal street. 

102d place, Butler to Canal street, is in 
good condition. Lowe avenue, from 99th to 
103d streets ; in front of No. 10126 the curb is 
chipped off; at the southwest and northwest 
corners of 101st street the stone is washed 
into the inlets. The curb i-s broken in front 
of the following numbers: 10031-32-36-44. 
The curb between 100th street and 101st 
street is chipped at the joints in several 
places ; 225 feet north of 100th street is a 
hole in the pavement about a yard wide and 
six inches deep ; at 99th street and 103d street 
the wagons have carried mud upon the pave- 



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ment; otherwise the street is in good condi- 
tion. 

Wallace street, from 99th street to 103d 
street; between 99th and 100th streets the 
curb is crooked and chipped at the points ; at 
the southwest corner of 100th street, stone 
around the inlet is washed in ; in front of 
10206, stone loose caused by horses stamping; 
curb broken in the alley on the east side of 
street; north of 103d street; curb broken 125 
feet north of 103d on east side, otherwise the 
street is in good condition. 

Parnell avenue, from 99th to 103d street; 
in front of 10110 a depression in the pave- 
ment about a yard square and three inches 
deep; at southwest corner of 101st street the 
stone is left out between the header and the 
curb; at the lOOth street intersection a hole 
in the pavement two feet square and six 
inches deep and the headers not back filled; 
between 99th and 100th streets the street is 
cut up in the center and the curb is chipped 
in several places and als@ out of line. The 
balance of the street is in good condition. 

Butler street, from 99th street to 103d 
street; from 99th street to 101st street in the 
center of the street there are two wagon 
wheel ruts; at 99th place the inlet is broken 
in; at lOOth street intersection there is a hole 
in the pavement a foot square and six inches 
deep; at 101st street intersection there is a de- 
pression three feet wide and thirty feet long, 
three inches deep ; at the 102d street intersec- 
tion the pavement is loose in two places and 
one of the headers is not back filled; the 
balance of the street is in good condition. 

Canal street, from 102d street to 103d street, 
is in good condition with the exception of 
where wagons have carried mud upon the 
pavement— P. Pernod. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Board of Log at. Improvements. I 
Chicago, May 25th, 1903. \ 

Hmi. Carter E. Harriaon, Jfavor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council: 
Gentlemen— In accordance with the order 
of Council of Alderman Cullerton in refer- 
ence to the increase in the expense of street 
improvements by reason of good stone curb- 
ing being destroyed, etc., as shown on page 



1903 



62 of the Council Proceedings, we transmit 
herewith the report of the Chief Engineer of 
Streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board or Local Improvements, 

By John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 



,,1 



Board of Local Improvements, 

Bureau of Engineering 

Chicago, May 23, 1903 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— In regard to the report asked 
for as to what claim there is for complaints 
made that the expense of street improvements 
is greatly increased by reason of good stone 
curbing being destroyed, I desire to state 
that in the repaviog of a street thtre are two 
instances in whiih a good stone might be re- 
moved. 

First. Where the improvement ordinance 
provides for a different class of curbstones 
than is now on the street. 

Second. Where the curbstones on the 
street are to be replaced by cement concrete 
combined curb and gutter. 

In the first instance it is frequently the 
custom to reset and use old curbstones, even 
though a different kind is specified in the 
ordinance, providing there is a reasonable 
amount of them to justify their use. 

In the case of where combined curb and 
gutter is to be built in lieu of former curbing 
which exists on the street it is more econ- 
omical at the present contract prices for 
curbing to replace the present curbing with 
concrete combined curb and gutter, even 
though one-half of it would stand resetting. 
As most of the streets being repaved have 
been curbed for an average of twelve years, 
very little of the curbing is usable, and while 
in isolated cases a good stone may be re- 
placed, there is certainly no claim for the 
complaint that "the cost of street improve- 
ments is greatly increased" by so doing. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John B. Hittell. 

Chief Engineer, Streets. j 

Which was placed on file. ; 



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4.LSO, 

A list of assessment rolls tiled in the 
County Court May 15, J 903, which was 

Placed on file. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coug-hlin presented an ordinance in 
favor of the International Harvester Com- 
pany of America (McCormiek Division) to 
build a passageway or bridge across the alley 
north and south between Wabash and Michi- 
gan avenues, connecting the buildings at the 
northeast corner of Wabash avenue and Mon- 
roe street and the northwest corner of Michi- 
gan avenue and Monroe street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance in 
favor of Martin A. Ryerson for a coal hole, 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Young moved its reference to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Snow moved its reference to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to table Aid. Snow's 
motion. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Mavor, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sin- 
delar, Cullerton, Cerveny, dimmer, Jozwia 



kowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Pow- 
ers, Moran, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Ehemann, Williston, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Bade- 
noch, Ruxton, Hunter, Race— 40. 

iVa?/s— Foreman, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Moertel, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Schmidt, Dunn, Kuester, Blake^ 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson— 25. 



Aid. Coughlin moved the 
ordinance: 



passage of the 



The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
5vas passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan' 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powe;s, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen,' 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann' 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns,' 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/6'— Conlon, Brennan 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the city 
of Chicago: 

Section 1 . That permission and authority 
is hereby granted to Martin A. Ryerson, of 
the City of Chicago, to build, construct and 
maintain a coal hole in rear of premises 
known as 188 to 198 Wabash avenue. Said 
coal hole shall be 8 by 50 feet. Said Martin 
A. Ryerson shall pay to the City of Chicago 
$100 per annum annually. Said Martin A. 
Ryerson to furnish an indemnifying bond to 
the City of Chicago in the sum of five thou- 
sand (15,000.00) dollars, which shall protect 
the City of Chicago from and in all damages 
which might occur from said opening, said 
bond to be approved by the Mayor. Permis- 



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sion for said coal hole shall run for a period 
of five years. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to Felix DeFoe for barber pole in 
front of the premises, No. 174 East Van 
Buren street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit for banner to the -Building Trades of 
Chicago" on Washington street, between 
Franklin street and Fifth avenue. This 
®rder is subject to the revocation of the 
Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Allard & Co. to erect an electric sign, 2i^x5 
feet, in front of premises at 72 and 74 Dearborn 
street. Said sign tobeconstracted and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Chamales & Charomokos to erect an electric 
sign, 18x54 inches, in front of premises at 91 
South Clark street. Said sign to be construct- 
ed and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Paul Brauer to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 105 East Madison street for 
two standard electric lamps. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 
Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of John 



J. O'Connell for special assessment rebate, 
which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
The Marahan Restaurant to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at 404)^ State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected In ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Alexander Loan Co. to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 86 Monroe 
street. Said sign to be constrncted and 
erected in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Schreiber to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 412 StaJ:e street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Isaac 
Daniels to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 1834 State street. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Beachey & Lawler to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 128 Dearborn street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Electrician. The permission hereby 



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granted to be revoeable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Franlc Bros, to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 127 Clark street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Herbst and L. Waldman to erect an elec- 
tric sign in front of premises at No. 190 
Dearborn street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance'with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
cable by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Wormsen to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 360 State street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he Is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Chicago Safe and Mer- 
chandise Co. to hang five swinging signs at 
255-257-259 South Clark street. Dimensions 
of said signs being 2^ ft. x 5 ft., and not to 
extend 6 ft, from building, securely fastened 
with iron rods, and in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the department. 
Said permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
David Kahn to erect an electric si^n in front 



of premises at 2555 State street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to I e revocable by the Mayor a any time at 
his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt 25th street, from Wabash avenue 
to 110 feet west of Armour avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas' — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow; Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Graves court, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to 33d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ailing, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, S nde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 



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Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachraau, Rayraer, 
LarsOQ, Carey, Wendlin^, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnsoa, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

\a(/s — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Fifth 
avenue, from 26th street to 29th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin Kenna, Dixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullertoa, Cerveny, Zim- 
roer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

N'ays- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered^ That the thirty thousand dollars 
(130,000) paid into the city treasury by Rob- 
ert E. Burke, and now held by the City 
Treasurer as a special fund, be credited by the 
City Treasurer to the general fund of the 
City of Chicago, subject to the appropriation 
of this Council. 

Which was referred te the Comiuittee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets 
be and he is hereby directed to permit Sloan 
Brothers, 3538 State street, to exhibit not 



more than two wagons on the sidewalk in 
front of said premises, and one in the alley in 
the rear of said premises, in such manner as 
not to interfere with travel and traffic, said 
permission to be revocable at the option of 
the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted 
a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
36th place, from State street to Indiana 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas aad 
nays as follows* . 

r^as— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann. Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

.Va?/s— Conlon, ISrennan— 2. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the claim of Daniel 
O'Connor as an investigator; also tbe claim 
of James Donovan for services during disa- 
bility, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Stuckart presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissiouer of Health 
be and he is hereby directed to extend the 
time of removing private vaults and out- 
houses in the Fourth Ward for sixty days; it 
is impossible to remove them in less time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



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Aid. Stuckart presented a petition for a 
playground to the Brenan School, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, 

Aid. Dailey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
be and he is hereby ordered and directed to 
refrain from closing- the slaughtering plant 
of A. Stern & Company, now conducted at 
Quinn street near Archer avenue, for a period 
of sixty days from June 1st, 1903. Said order 
is for the purpose of giving the said firm, 
'A. Stern & Company, an opportunity to 
remove their plant to a location within the 
rendering district, as provided by ordinance. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sloan presented orders as follows, 
viz: For 6 foot cement sidewalk on 36th 
street (both sides), from Rockwell street to 
California avenue; for 6- foot cement side- 
walk on south side of 35th street, from Rock- 
well street to California avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for water supply pipes in South 
Centre avenue, from 38th street to the South 
Branch of the Chicago River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sloan, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows • 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N vak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in South Centre avenue, from 38th 
street to the South Branch of the Chicago 
River, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
South Centre avenue, from 38th street to 
the South Branch of the Chicago River," 
passed March 2, 1903, be and the same ig 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket No. 27843 of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular meeting 
of the City Council, after the meeting to be 
held Monday, May 25, 1903, be and the same 
is hereby fixed for Monday, June 8, 1903, a 
7.30 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows* 

rea.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 



ttm 



270 



May 25, 

mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougrherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling;, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward. 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iV^a?/s— Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. E. Hyland to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises known as 749 East 47th 
street, same to be erected under rules and 
regulations of the Department of Electricity 
and the permit to be revocable at the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
be and he is hereby instructed to issue to the 
Lake Avenue Improvement Association a 
permit for free use of water for sprinkling 
Lake avenue, and its immediate intersections 
with other streets, such permit being issued 
in consideration of services furnished by said 
Lake Avenue Improvement Association in 
keeping the street clean. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Al^. Mavor presented the following order: 

* Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to South Side Elevated 
Railroad Company to lay down three pipes 
at right angles under and across the alley 
next east of State street, between Tdirty- 
ninth and Fortieth streets, for the transmis- 
sion of steam and water between the power- 
house buildings of said company; provided 
said company does not disturb any pipes, 
wires or conduits now in said alley, and also 
pays to the City of Chicago annually, on 
July 1st of each year while it uses said privi- 
lege, the sum of Fifty Dollars. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughiin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Btuckart, Dailey,. Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 



1903 



Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt.Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
manh, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

^^a?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
©f 48th street, from State street to Grand 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mavor, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows ; 

7eai. _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of prem- 
ises No. 6344 Washington avenue for decrease 
of water tax; also the claim of L. G. Van 
Home for special assessment rebate; also 
the claim of E. S. Duflfy for decrease of 
water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



pr 



esented the following or- 



Ald. Bennett 
ders- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works -be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit for the free use of water for 



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tbe sprinkling- wagons of tiie Soutti Parle 
Improvement Association for the season of 
1903, in the territory between 55th and 59th 
streets and Cottage Grove avenue and Lal<e 
Michigan, in consideration for which said 
association is to continue its services in the 
removal of garbage and the sprinl<ling and 
cleaning of streets in said district. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit for the free use of water for 
the sprinkling wagons of the Hyde Park Im- 
provement Association for the season of 1903, 
in the territory between 51st and 55th streets, 
Cottage Grove avenue and Lake Michigan; 
in consideration for the foregoing, the Hyde 
Park Improvement Association is to carry on 
the removal 6f garbage and sprinkling and 
cleaning of streets in said district. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Snow presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T. E. Wilson to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 362 East 6.^d street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission here- 
by granted to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. C. Mohn to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 214 East 53d street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the C ty Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Monroe avenue, from 60th street 
to 67th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 64. 

iVajy.s— Conlon, Brennan--2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the east side of 
Cottage Grove avenue, from 55th street to 
59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell. Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race-— 66. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the following order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to lay water main in Euclid avenue, 
from 80th s reet to 82d street, if upon investi- 
gation the same is found to pay the necessary 
ten per cent. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



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Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, Thsit tbe Conamissiouer of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to issue to the East Side Improvement 
Association a permit for the free use of city 
water for sprinkling Avenue L, Avenue M 
and Ewing avenue from 95th street to 104th 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jones and Moynihan presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to Father Crimmins to run an electric 
wire from the works of the International 
Harvester Company across 106th street 
through an alley east of Torrence avenue to 
St. Kevins Church, said work to be done 
under the supervision of the City Electrician. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of 78th street, from Railroad avenue to Coles 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

y-grts — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon. Ailing. 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Pailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
raer, Scully, Maypole, Harldn, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch. Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

Hays— Conlou, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Mar- 



quette avenue, from 76th street to 77th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, the ordinance was-passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson; Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston. Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid-' 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

JVays - Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in Coles avenue, from 
71st strtet to a point 370.5 feet southeasterly 
of the southeasterly line of 72d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole. Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherfey, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,., 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl. Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an 



nance for a 6-foot cement sidewalk 



ordi- 
on both 



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sides of 87th street, from Railroad avenue to 
Coles avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, tbe ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed Dy yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeax — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Freib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
raann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iya?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN O IDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of 87th street, from 
Railroad avenue to Coles avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cement side- 
walk on both sides of 87th street, from Rail- 
road avenue to Coles avenue," passed May 
11th, 1903, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the claim of Francis 
P. Bradway for payment of sundry special 
assessment vouchers; also the claim of Mrs. 
Henrietta Keller for personal injuries, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Building Department 
issue a permit to J. Hadison, 257 West 14th 
street to erect a frame addition to shed; new 
addition to be 10x12x10. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of West 12th street, from South Halsted 
street to a point 110 feet east of the east line 
of South Canal street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Fick, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Fea.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, A.lling, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sindelar and Novak presented the 
following orders: 

Ordered, That tbe Superintendent of Streets 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permit 
to National Athletic Club to string banner at 
the intersection of Blue Island avenue and 
Harrison street for thirty days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to Jas. Hanley to raise cottage five 
feet above grade at No. o38 West 12th street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to Thos. Cusack to erect temperary 



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shed at Nos. 428 and 430 West 15th street, to 
be removed at any time hv order of Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Schultz Bros, to string a 
cloth sign across the sidewalk in front of 
their store 769 West 21st street. This per- 
mission is granted, however, subject to revo- 
cation at any time by his Ho-nor the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution: 

Whereas, Several orders directing the 
Board of Local Improvements to stay certain 
ordinances for local improvements were 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor at the last 
meeting of the City Council, on the grounds 
that the Local Board is not subject to the 
directions of the City Council; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel re- 
port to this Council at his earliest conven- 
ience, what length of time, if any, ordinances 
reported from the Board of Local Improve- 
ments for street improvements can be held 
up or delayed by the Council, to the end that 
the members of the Council in the future 
may be able to determine the Council's legal 
authority as to its powers in the matter of 
local improvements or its rights to stay col- 
lections upon warrants. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Ald.Cerveny presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to J. Marck to string banner 
across sidewalk at 1167 Turner avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the following order: 

Ordered. That the claim of James Bair- 
stow be taken from the file and recommitted 
to the Committee on Finance. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Scully and Friestedt presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permits for laying cement sidewalk, six 
feet wide, out to curb line of Washtenaw av- 
enue, on both sides of street, between Con- 
gress and Harrison streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Scully presented the claim of W. H. 
Cairnduff & Co. for special assessment re- 
bate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Scully presented an ordinance vacat- 
ing an alley between Jackson boulevard and 
Colorado avenue, east from St. Louis avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for water service pipes in Harvard 
street, from South Central Park avenue to 
South Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

ye,i.s _ couirhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno. Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler. Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 



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mann. Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Navs—CorAon, Brennan — 2. 



1903 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Leavitt street, from West Chicago avenue 
to Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Fms— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Raee— 66. 

ya?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfnss presented a petition and an 
ordinance changing the name of Richmond 
street (between Chicago avenue and Division 
street) to Humboldt street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 



Continental Clothing House to erect an 
electrical sign in front of their premises at 
895 Milwaukee avenue. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. . 

Aid. Kunz presented the claim of W. A. 
Jones for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt North Lin- 
coln street, from West Division street to 
Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kunz, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Youna:, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66, 

iYa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts presented the claim of Peter 
Peterson for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dever presented the following orders- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
Uc Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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issue a permit to Chas. F. Lorenzen & Co. to 
louild and maintain an elevator hole in the 
sidewalk next to the building line in the side- 
walk at No. 282 North Ashland avenue. 
Said permit to be revocable at any time on 
the order of the Mayor or the Commissioner 
of Public Works; said hole to be built under 
the direction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and not to exceed 5 feet by 5 feet by 
5 feet in size; provided, however, that said 
Chas. F. Lorenzen & Co. shall file a proper 
indemnifying bond in the sum of 15,000, to 
be approvea by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, before this order shall take effect. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Board of Trade Clerks' 
Pleasure Club to string banners at the places 
mentioned in the attached communication. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of West 
Erie street, from North Ashland avenue to 
North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dever, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zira- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ebemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue 
a permit to McNally & Beeman, northwest 



corner West Madison and Canal streets (19 
West Madison street) , to erect an electric 
sign in front of their building. Said sign to 
be erected in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department of 
the City of Chicago, and said permit to be 
subject to revocation at any time in the 
option of the Mayor. 

Wbiich was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with brick Boston avenue, from 
South Desplaines street to South Halsted 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Conlon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas —Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
raer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Local Board of Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to pro- 
ceed with the improvement of Loorais street, 
between Taylor and 12th streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



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he is hereby directed to issue a p^^rmit o 
W. O'Connell, No. 779 Madison street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises. Said sign to be erected in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department. This permit to be subject 
to revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Sechel, No. 464 South Paulina street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises. Said sign to be erected in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department. This permit to be subject 
to revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the claim of James Meenan 
for relaying of sewer, placed on filed May 11, 
1903, be taken from file and re-referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Palmer presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Federal Storage Company for a 
switch track along Kinzie street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following or- 
der: 

Wheeeas, There is now pending a con- 
test for a seat from the Fifteenth Ward, in 
the City Council of the Cityof Chicago, 
which contest arises out of the election held 
in said City of Chicago on the 7th day of 
April, A. D. 1903, wherein John J. Nuesse is 
contestant and Bernard Anderson is con- 
testee ; and 

Whereas, It is desirous to have the bal 
lots cast in said ward at said election opened 
that they may be examined, canvassed and 
counted, and used as evidence in said contest; 
it is therefore 

Ordered, That the Board of Election Com- 
missioners of the City of Chicago be and 
they are hereby requested to produce said 
ballots before the Committee of Elections of 
ty Council of the City of Chicago, or a 



subcommittee of said Committee of Elections, 
that said ballots may be so canvassed, 
counted and used as evidence in said contest. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Orleans 
street, from Division street to Chicago ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer. Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendiing, Bradley, Burns, 
0'C©nnell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVajy.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel and 
the Commissioner of Public Works be in- 
structed to comra'ence proceedings against the 
North Chicago Electric R. R. Co. and the 
Consolidated R. R. Co., to revoke franchise 
for not complying with orders to raise tracks 
and put in grooved rails on Franklin street, 
from Elm street to Chicago avenue, and that 
suit be brought at once, as this street is in a 
deplorable condition and should have been 
paved by December 1st, 1903. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Board of Lbcal Improvements 
be instructed not to issue any voucher for the 
final payment for the asphalt paving of Wells 
street, from Division to Kinzie streets, until 



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said street is put in a good condition and in- 
spected by the proper officers. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician and the 
Board of Public Works be and is hereby in- 
structed to remove at once the four poles on 
Institute place, from Wells to Franklin 
streets, as said street is being paved. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dougherty presented an order to have 
Weed street curbed, graded and asphalted 
from Halsted street to the river, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Division street, from the North Branch of the 
Chicago River to the North Branch Canal. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dougherty, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows •. 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar,' Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ebemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Conneil, Butterwoith, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson,Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

j^ays—Coulon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder Mdewalk on both sides of 
Cherry avenue, from Division street to Bliss 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sullivan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Ye^s — Coughiin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor. Young, Snow, [Bennett, Jones, 



Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, ^ Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendlmg, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Conneil, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race—- 66. 

jVTat/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets 
be and he is hereby directed to permit the 
children of the Home for Jewish Friendless 
Children, located at 1, 2 and 3 Ogden front, 
to use the public park at the intersection of 
Clark and Wells streets as a playground. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of C. - 
Todleben for rebate of special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for plastering curb walls curbing, 
grading and paving witfi asphalt Garfield 
avenue, from North Clark street to North 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on m.otion of Aid. 
Herrmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Znn- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 



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O'Corinell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewallc on both sides of 
Orchard street, from Fullerton avenue to 
North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Werno, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jacl<son, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young:; Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
raann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Aay.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidevyalk on both sides of Belden 
court, from Belden avenue to a point 263 feet 
north of the north line of Belden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Herrmann, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Tea*— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts,' 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen' 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann', 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer' 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns,' 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 



mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Nails — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



Aid. 
orders : 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Williston presented the following 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Swedish National Asso- 
ciation to string a banner at Clark and School 
streets for a period of fifteen days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Philip Strauss to put a shingle roof 
on shed now being erected at 1335 North. 
Francisco avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of Lloyd^ 
G. Kirkland for water rebate ; also the claims 
of Wm. F. Lubeke and Mary E. Miller for 
special assessment rebates ; also the claim of 
Howard & Hendrickson Company for refund 
of lumber lisense, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Arlington place, from North 
Clark street to Orchard street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

rm6 — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones,' 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen! 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 



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mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 
Nays — Conlon, Brerinan— 2. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Kuester presented a petition and an 
order for sewer in Thorndale avenue, from 
125 feet west of North Ciarlc street to Her- 
mitage avenue, and on Paulina street from 
Thorndale avenue to Cemetery drive, which 
virere 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Blake presented a protest of property 
owners against the construction of the 
Northwestern Elevated Railway Co. on Irving 
Park boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Commission of Public 
Works for verification. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for water service pipes in Patterson 
avenue, from North Robey street to Lincoln 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kuester, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows •. 

y-g^s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemaon, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 

Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVayi— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water service pipes in Ridge avenue, 



from the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway to North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas —Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavorv Young,. Snow. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl. Johnson, Ruxton,_ Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan- 2. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Leachman presented an ordinance 
concerning the sale of milk and cream and 
keeping of cows, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Leachman opresented the claim of 
premises No. 1239-43 Armitage avenue for 
rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Leachman presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place and maintain a 
gasoline lamp and post at the northwesterly 
corner of Elston and Belmont avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permits to the elevator conductors to 
string four banners for a period of thirty 
days at the following places, viz: North 
Clark and Indiana streets, Milwaukee and 
Grand avenues, Clinton and Van Buren 
streets and Wentworth avenue and 39th 
street. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 



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and he is hereby directed to stay all proceed- 
ings in the matter of Warrant No for 

constructing- and laying water supply pipe 
in North 54th court, from West Carmen ave- 
nue to West Foster avenue; thence in Foster 
avenue to a point 100 feet from said North 
54th court. 

Ordered, That tne 'Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay 295 feet of water pipe in North 54th court 
from Lawrence avenue south to cover houses, 
as shown on survey from City Engineer, 
herewith. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a water supply pipe in Hender- 
son street, from a point 188.93 feet east of 
the east line of North 42d avenue to a point 
169.88 feet west of the west line of North 
42d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on m®tion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

rm.s- _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jaclcson, Foreman,- Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cervehy, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
P©wers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann' 
Wepno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Dunn' 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachmaa, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns,' 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, BihJ, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Nay H—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, oordinance and esti- 
mate for a water supply .pipe in North 
Hamlin avenue, from Cortland street to the 
north line of the right of way of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway (Pacific 
Division). 

. By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

rea.s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan,' 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett. Jones' 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss,. 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen! 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer,' 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns,' 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Nayif—Corxlon, Brennan— 2. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk on both 
sides of North 40th avenue, from West Foster 
avenue to West Lawrence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Caughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan,' 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones,' 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Pewers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen] 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann] 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,' 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race -66. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following^ is the ordinance as passed: 

A.N ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cinder 
•sidewalk on both sides of North 40th ave- 
nue, from West Foster avenue to West 
Lawrence avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 



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Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk 
on both sides of North 40th avenue, from 
West Foster avenue to West Lawrence ave- 
nue," passed February 9th, 1903, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket No. 27832 of the County Court 
of said County, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinaace shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby requested 
to issue permits to string banners, as per list 
attached, to the Swedish National Associa- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby requested to issue permit to H. 
Eeker & Sons to hang an electric sign in 
front of the premises at 733 West North ave- 
nue. Dimensions of sign to be 3x12 feet. 
Above permit is subject to revocation by the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works at 
any time. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Raymer presented the claim of Martin 
Minikaytis for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following ordi- 
nance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

SBCTroN 1. That the ordinance passed on 
April 20, 1896, changing the name of Whip- 
ple street t® Basil avenue, from West North 



avenue to Bloomingdale road, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the name of Basil avenue, 
from North, avenue to Bloomingdale road, be 
and the same is hereby changed to Whipple 
street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

y-e^._Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, btuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powets, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 



^V"(ty.s_Coalon, Brennan— 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk on 
both sides of Arraitage avenue, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North California avenue. 
By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Raymer, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

xya?/N— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



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The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OKDINANCE 

Repealing: an ordinance for a six-foot cinder 
sidewalk on both sides of Arraitage ave- 
nue, from Milwaul<ee avenue to North 
California avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Coujicil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section ]. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk 
on both sides of Arraitage avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to North California ave- 
nue," passed Novenober 4, 1901, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said or- 
dinance, confirmed December 18, 1902, War- 
rant No. 31664, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Carey presented the claim of Julia 
Loula for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carey presented a protest of property 
owners against opening alley between May 
and Aberdeen streets and 51st and 52d streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Carey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Collector be and he 
is hereby directed not to issue a license for 
conducting a lumber yard at 47th street and 
Bishop street until the further order of this 
Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wendling presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



he is hereby directed to have a fire alarm box 
erected at the southwes^t corner of 48th and 
Laflin streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid, Wendling presented the claim of 
Michael Ryan lor special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cinder sidewalk on the south 
side of West 45th street, from South Western 
avenue to South Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Carey, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Fm-s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Morau, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, WillistOn, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

Naya — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Mil- 
lard avenue from West 52d place to West 
55th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wendling, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Tea* — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 



rf 



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Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/s -Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Winchester avenue, 
from 38th street to the first alley north of 
39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Carey, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Conghlm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young;, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, CuUerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitls, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 

Hunter, Race— 66. 



iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Dearborn street, from Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern Railroad to Root street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bradley, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yg(ji_Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully. Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran. Finn. Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt. Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

xVaW6— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Bradley presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect gas lamp in 
front of premises Holy Trinity Church, 4713 
Union avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Hamlin to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 4163 S. Halsted street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected In accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the Citv Electrician. The permission 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the claim of I 
Sarah A. Penzen for personal injuries, which ' 

was I 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. i 

i 

Aid. Butterworth presented the following 
order. 

Whereas, The City Council has at various 
times had up for consideration certain amend- 
ments to Section 48 of the building ordinance 
of the City of Chicago relating to the location 
of hospitals; and 

Whekeas, The consideration of said 
amendments was suspended pending the at- 
tempt of the Committee on Legislation under 
the direction of the City Council to obtain an 
amendment to the act of Incorporation of 
cities and villages, giving cities full power to 



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control the locations of any and all hospitals; 
and 

• Whereas, The bill prepared by the Com- 
mittee of Legislation failed to pass the Legis- 
lature, and it has now become necessary for 
the Council to resume consideration of said 
certain amendments to said Section 48; there- 
fore, be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
and the Prosecuting Attorney be and they 
are hereby ordered and directed not to close 
any hospitals now established and not to 
prosecute any persons in charge of hospitals 
now established for any violation of the ordi- 
nance in relation to, hospitals for a period of 
thirty (30) days from this date. 

And the Department of Health is further 
directed not to issue any permits for the loca- 
tion or maintenance of new hospitals, or hos- 
pitals in new locations until further order of 
this Council. 

Aid. Cullerton moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to suspend the 
rules to pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yea>i — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Sloan, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Fick, Preib, Moertel, Scully, May- 
pole, Jozwiakowski, Sitts, Schmidt Dunn, 
Kuester, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
neil, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter— 30. 

i\ra?/s— Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, 
Mavor, Moynihan, Novak, Sindelar, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Dever, Conlon, Brennan, 
Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, 
Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Ehemann, Williston, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Race~36. 



After debate, the order was referred to the 
Committee on Health Department. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the following 
challenge:^ 

The Aldermen of the South and North 
Sides hereby challenge the Aldermen of the 
West Side to a game of base ball, the pro- 



ceeds to-be devoted to the Fresh Air Charity 
of the Daily News. 

Alds. Wm. M. Butterworth, 

P. J. O'CONNELL, 

HoNORE Palmer, 

Joseph Badenoch, 

John Burns, 

Peter A. Wendling, 

Jas. Dailbt, 

B. W. Snow, 

J. H. Jones, 

P. H. Moynihan. 

Which was placed on file. 

On behalf of the West Side aldermen Aid, 
Scully accepted the foregoing challenge. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to S. H. Campbell for free use 
of water in consideration of cleaning and 
sprinkling cross walks on certain-streets to be 
designated by Superintendent of Streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the claim of 
Mary Kitzgibbons for decrease of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for water service pipes in West 61st 
street, from South Ashland avenue to South 
Lincoln street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 



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Kuester, Blake. Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

^^ys— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,Wimston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

^a?/.9—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Badenoch presented claims of F. C. 
Schaefer, S. D. Walden, Kenney & Brady, 
Geo. Armstrong, T. H. Schintz, Theo. H. 
Schintz, A. M. Holton, E. B. Smith and Jas. 
B. Miller for special assessment rebates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Education be 
and they are hereby requested to acquire the 
necessary lands adjoining the Kershaw School 
for the purpose of playgrounds. The City 
Clerk is hereby ordered to transmit to the 
said Board a copy of this request. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eidmann presented a petition and an 
ord r for water supply pipes in Aberdeen 
street, from 88th street ^o S9th street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of 
West 96th street, from Logan avenue tO 
South Peoria str et. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Keuna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Par- 
nell avenue, from West 84th street to West 
S7th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

yg^._ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib. Novak, Sinde- 
lar. Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
me'r, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powes, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Eheraann,Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

2v"^,/,s_Conlon, Brennan 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in Lowe avenue, from 
a point 175 feet north of the north line of 
West 90th street to the north line of the right 
of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pa- 
cific Railway (South ( hicago Branch). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

7e(i., _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 



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Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoeh, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

yays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on the south side of 
West 95th street, from South Robey street 
to South Western avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Eidmann, 
deferred. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of West i23d street, from Stewart avenue to 
Union avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeafs — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan. Fick, Preib, N vak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson,. Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoeh, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson. Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVays— Conlon, Brennan — 2 

ALSO 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
•for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Rhodes avenue, from 71st street to 73d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Cougblin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoeh, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66, 

iV"a?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of W st 
110th place, from Stewart avenue to State 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Pailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
raer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski. Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leaehman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoeh, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

iVa?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
103d place, from Wallace street to Stewart 
avenue 

By unanimous consent, on motion of ,^ld. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas— CoughVm Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
roer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski,Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 65. 

ISfavS' Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented orders as follows: 

For sewer in West i6th street from 45th 
avenue to 45th court and from West 16th 
street to 15th street on 45th court. 

For sewer in West 44th court, from 15th 
street to 14th street. 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick West Harrison street, from the 
Chicago, Harlem and Batavia Railroad to 
South 42d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and tlie 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas - Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novalc, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 



O'Cennell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihi, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 

Mays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with slag 
macadam South 44th avenue, from West 
Madison street to Colorado avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Woodward, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

iVt.s_Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, .Jozwiakowski, Dever,Sitts, 
Powers, Moian, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann. Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race— 66. 



y^^^.s—Conlon, lU-ennan— 2. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Whereas, The National Electric Light 
Association will hold its twenty-sixth annual 
meeting atthe Auditorium Hotel in Chicago, 
beginning Tuesday May 26th, 1903: and, 

Whereas, Those attending will represent 
the associated electric lighting interests of 
this country ; be it hereby 

Resolved, That the members of this Coun- 
cil wish the delegates a successful convention, 
and authorize H's Honor, the Mayor, to ex- 
tend to them, during their visit the freedom 
of the City of Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Hunter presented the claim of the 



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Dunham Towing and Wrecking Company, for 
opening sundry bridges, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Race presented the claim of John 
Tache for special assessment rebate, which 
'was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Race presented a petition and an order 
for paving (asphalt) Ridgeway avenue, from 
Potomac avenue to North avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid, Race presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to 
issue a permit to Henry T. and Otis R. 
Glover, owners of subdivision bounded by 
Augusta street on the north, Chicago avenue 
on the south, North 50th avenue on the east, 
and North 51st avenue on the west, to con- 
struct by private contract sewer and h®use 
drain, water connections and cement side- 
walks on said subdivision, all of said work to 
be done by private contract ana according to 
the rules of the Department of Public 
Works and filing of proper bond with city in 
the sum of $5,000, as per attached communi- 
cation and plat. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Central avenue, from Chicago avenue 
to Thomas street. 

By unanimous consent, on iDOtion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follow^ : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Soow. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, S nde- 
lar, Moertel, Cullertou, Cerveny, Zim- 
mer, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Anderson, Kunz, Jo/.wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, SuUivau. Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,Willlston. Dunn, 
Kuestcr, Blake, Butler, Leachraan, Raymer, 
Larson, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 



O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoeh, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 66. 

Vay/s— Conlon, Brennan— 3, 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COiWiVllTTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred bills of George T. Johnson Co., for 
disinfectants delivered to Police Department, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, May 25th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Cou7tcil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred bills of George T. Johnson Com- 
pany for supplies delivered to Police Depart- 
ment, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- " 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby directed to issue voucher 
to Geo, T. Johnson Co. in the sum of twelve 
($12.00) dollars, as per bills attached, ap- 
proved by the Department Secretary, and 
charge same to miscellaneous appropriation, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same. 

Wm. Mavok, 

Chairm^an. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Larkin Wells for damage to 
property by bursting of water main, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 25th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Larkin Wells for damage 
to property by bursting of water main, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Larkin Wells 
in the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars; 
same to be in full settlement of all claims for 
damage to property at 108 Plymouth place, 
damaged by bursting of water main at that 
place June 7, 1902, and the Comptroller is 
©rdered to pay the same from the Water 

Fund. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of George M. Paine for 
damage to property on account of track ele- 
vation, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 25, 1903. 

To the Ifaym- and Aldermen of the City of 
Chi0ago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of George M. Paine for 
track elevation damages, having had the 
same under advisement,. beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgiTient to be taken against the city 
in favor of George M. Paine, in case George 
M. Paine vs. City of Chicago, No. 26642 in U. 
S. Circuit Court, in the sum of fifteen hun- 
dred ($1,500.00) dollars; same to be in full of 
all claims for damages to property at Went- 
worth avenne, just north of 63rd street, 
caused bv the elevation of the tracks of the 



Pennsylvania Railroad at that point, in 

accordance with the recommendation attached 

hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the estate of M. Lenehan for 
special assessment rebate, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 25th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of estate of M. Lenehan for 
special assessment rebate, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby directed to issue a 
voucher to estate of M. Lenehan in the sutn 
of ten and seventy-one one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($10.71) ; same to be issued upon the 
presentation of the attached certificate of 
payment of special assessment under Warrant 
20866, and proper identification. 

Wm. Mayor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Mrs. Mary Elterman for per- 
sonal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 25th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred the claim of Mrs. Mary Elterman 
for personal injuries, having had the same 
under advisement, beg: leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Mrs. Mary Elterman the sum of one hun- 
dred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Mrs. Mary Elterman on November 17, 1902, 
at Evanston and Glenlake avenues, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund. This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendations of the City Attorney and a sub- 
committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

C?iairma'>i. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Edward O. Prindiville for wages 
and George Hickey for refund of fine, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a request of the Board of Education 
for 110,000 to complete the Linne School, 
submitted a i eport recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 22d, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
completion of Linne School, having had l^he 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the sum of 110,000 be appro- 



priated for the completion of the Linae 
School, and that the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to set 
aside the sum of $10,000 from the unappro- 
priated balance of the building account for 
the completion of said school building. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a request of the Board of Education 
for the erection of a two-story frame build- 
ing at Hamlin avenue and 83d street, sub 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, May 22, 1908. 

To